Tony Cascarino raves about Leeds United summer signing Brenden Aaronson
Tony Cascarino has showered heaps of praise on Leeds United summer signing Brenden Aaronson ahead of the brand new Premier League season.
Writing his column for The Times on 3 August, the popular football pundit has picked Aaronson as an “under the radar” arrival who can shake up the Premier League.
Jesse Marsch has signed three players from his former club, but Cascarino feels that Aaronson is the one who can add a “different dynamic” to the side.
“The Leeds manager Jesse Marsch has made three signings from former clubs of his and the arrival of the 21-year-old Aaronson is the biggest,” wrote Cascarino for The Times.
“For a while I have felt Leeds have lacked a proper attacking midfielder so the American should fill the gap. His presence will give Leeds a different dynamic. They have had plenty of players occupy that position but those have tended to be defensive midfielders or wingers by trade.”
Aaronson joined the Whites this summer from the German club for a fee of around £29.6 million.
The 21-year-old is a fabulous young talent who has got a keen eye for passes. He is fast, skilful and has the capability to come up with defence-splitting passes.
In the pre-season, the USA international produced one of such qualities when he played out a gorgeous pass to Patrick Bamford.
Cascarino is absolutely spot on here. Marcelo Bielsa was happy to use combative midfielders, and allowed the forwards to share the attacking burden.
However, Jesse Marsch has come up with a different style. With Kalvin Phillips now gone, Marsch wants to bring a more flexible system in midfield, where there is a prominent role for a creative playmaker.
The Whites have been very active this summer, and they have made as many as seven new signings already. However, it seems they are not done yet.
The club are still looking to add a striker, a left-back, and possibly another winger to their ranks.
In other Leeds United news, the Whites now want to sign this striker with a rival set to kickstart a major £30million+ transfer battle