By Ben Brown

5th May, 2022 | 8:10am

Leeds United eyeing Brenden Aaronson and Brennan Johnson but bids depend on Premier League survival

Leeds United have a firm interest in both Brenden Aaronson and Brennan Johnson but a move relies on their Premier League status, according to a journalist.

Transfer insider Dean Jones believes the Whites want to bring the attacking pair to Elland Road but their chances of bringing in the pair will be hindered should they get relegated to the Championship.

With the difficulties endured by Jesse Marsch’s side this season, the club hierarchy are keen to avoid a similar slog next season and Jones says they intend to be bold in the transfer market to give the American the necessary resources for a successful campaign.

“I think they could get both if they stay up because they’re going to be ambitious and they know that the squad needs strengthening in all areas,” he told FootballFanCast (4 May).

“So, stay up and I think they’ll go for both players.”

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A criminal lack of investment is what has got us in this mess in the first place so if we somehow claw ourselves out of this mess the board simply have to put their money where their mouth is this summer.

The Bielsa miracle well and truly burnt out this season and whilst a ridiculous injury list has obviously played a part, the Argentine having to operate with largely the same personnel he guided to promotion is a poor reflection

Loved as all members of that Championship title-winning side are part of the remarkable aspect of the success was Bielsa’s ability to squeeze every last drop of talent out of those players to lift them from mid-table mediocrity to glory.

We still haven’t signed a senior central midfielder since prior to El Loco’s arrival which is simply staggering and epitomises the naivety the club have shown in recent windows.

If we stay up, which is still a massive doubt, this should be the ultimate wake up call for the board that they can’t rely on miracle workers forever and at some point have to do the work themselves.

In other Leeds United news, Danny Mills has had his say on the club’s relegation battle.