Journalist: Brenden Aaronson made right move joining Leeds United this summer
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Brenden Aaronson made the right decision joining Leeds this summer rather than taking a risk at a bigger club like Manchester United, according to Zach Lowy.
The USMNT international completed a long-protracted move to Elland Road this summer in a £24.7m deal from RB Salzburg, as he reunited with manager Jesse Marsch to move to the Premier League.
But while there was some suggestion that he could potentially play for a team better than one that spent last season battling relegation, Lowy thinks he’s made the right move for his career.
“Yeah I don’t watch MLS on a consistent basis but he was a highly-rated prospect when he was at Phildaelphia Union, and he’s done well by all accounts at RB Salzburg,” he told The Football Wonderkids.
“I know that Leeds were looking at getting him in the winter window when Bielsa was still the coach but they didn’t get it done.
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“Now they’re bringing him in and I think it’s a good move for him. Obviously he’s familiar, I believe he’s worked with Jesse Marsch from their time at Salzburg, so he knows the coach.
“At the end of the day it doesn’t matter if you’re playing for Leeds United or Manchester United, you’re playing in the most competitive league in the world. Obviously for Brenden’s sake it’s much better that he goes to a club like Leeds than [Manchester] United or Tottenham.”
Aaronson has been joined by former Salzburg teammate Rasmus Kristensen and Bayern Munich midfielder Marc Roca in moving to Elland Road this summer.
He is likely to make his Premier League debut in the club’s opening game of the season, where they face Wolves at home.
In other Leeds news, summer target reacts “coldly” to potential transfer to Whites according to a report.