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Sport: 'Number one target' - Journalist makes key claim over Leeds' interest in 'special' midfielder

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RB Salzburg midfielder Brenden Aaronson remains Leeds United’s ‘number one target’ this month, according to journalist Pete O’Rourke.

Leeds target Brenden Aaronson © Provided by Transfer Tavern Leeds target Brenden Aaronson

The Lowdown: Leeds push to sign Aaronson

The Whites are in need of signing a new midfielder in the January transfer window, as Marcelo Bielsa looks to fill the sizeable void left by the injured Kalvin Phillips.

Aaronson has been strongly linked with a move to Elland Road in recent days, with a number of bids made for the 15-time capped USA international.

Salzburg continue to hold firm, as they look to keep hold of the 21-year-old, but Leeds are pushing hard to get a transfer over the line.

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The Latest: Journalist makes fresh claim

Speaking to Give Me Sport, O’Rourke confirmed that Aaronson is the man the Whites most want to sign in the coming days:

“Leeds have bid for Brenden Aaronson and it does appear that he is the number one target.”

The Verdict: Deal looks likely

With each passing day, the more it looks as though Leeds will get their man, with reliable journalists such as Phil Hay reporting the news in the last 24 hours or so.

Aaronson could be a superb signing for the Whites, not only coming in as a long-term option but also someone who can immediately become an influential figure.

The American has been hailed as ‘special’ by former coach Jim Curtin and already has 51 appearances to his name for Salzburg, scoring 10 times and registering 12 assists.

"I know Leeds scouts have been watching" - Journalist drops big claim on 21 y/o who has PL dream

  He is currently plying his trade in AustriaThe Whites have been quiet during the early stages of the transfer window, with no incomings or outgoings, but it looks as though Bielsa has set his sights on one of RB Salzburg's key men.

While more attack-minded than Phillips, he can still make up for the loss of him currently, averaging two tackles per game in the Champions League this season.

In other news, Leeds have reportedly been boosted in their pursuit of one player. Find out who it is here.

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Graham Smyth: Leeds United 'considering' late swoop for 'half-winger' valued at £10.8m – report .
Leeds United correspondent Graham Smyth has revealed that the Whites are ‘considering’ a third bid for key transfer target Brenden Aaronson. The Lowdown: Two offers so far Aaronson, who was described as a ‘half-winger’ by Joe Donnohue, is the club’s top winter target and holds a Transfermarkt valuation of £10.8m. However, it seems as if […]Aaronson, who was described as a ‘half-winger’ by Joe Donnohue, is the club’s top winter target and holds a Transfermarkt valuation of £10.8m.

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