After a year and a half in the Red Bull Salzburg jersey, Brenden Aaronson is leaving the city of Mozart to join Premier League club Leeds United. Jesse Marsch, a former Salzburg coach, is also active there as head coach.
Brenden Aaronson says goodbye to Salzburg!
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Brenden Aaronson leaves series champions Red Bull Salzburg after a year and a half together and follows the call of his ex-coach Jesse Marsch to join Leeds United in England. The 21-year-old American has signed a five-year contract with the Premier League club, which was only able to secure relegation on the last day of the game Get 15 assists. The double winner does not provide any information about the exact transfer modalities. Media reports are said to be in the range of £22m to £25m, which would equate to €26m to €29.5m.
“Leeds approached us a long time ago and really did everything they could to make the transfer happen. With their relegation, it was clear to us that we would agree to Brenden’s express wish to change under these special economic conditions, ”explains sporting director Christoph Freund the departure of the regular player. The 21-year-old offensive player collected nine points in 29 appearances in the current Bundesliga season and was also used in all eight Champions League games as well as in the top qualification and in the ÖFB Cup, which he and his team played against SV Ried in early May could win.
Twice double winner with Salzburg
“I can hardly believe that it was only a year and a half that I played for FC Red Bull Salzburg. This really big step from my home country USA to Europe was made by everyone at the club, by the players, the managers and everyone employees, made it extremely easy and I had a fantastic time here”, Aaronson looks back on a nice and successful time in the dress of the Austrian series champion. “For me, coming to Salzburg was absolutely the best decision I could have made! After the strong performance in the past Champions League and winning the double, now is the perfect time for me to start a new, really big one to switch leagues.”
After Karim Adeyemi, head coach Matthias Jaissle has lost the second key player in his team. All in all, the 18-time national player for the USA was crowned a double twice during his time in Salzburg and is now making the step in his still young career. “We’ve had an excellent and successful time with Brenden over the last year and a half and we’re happy with a great and likeable young footballer that he’s now made it into one of the best leagues in the world. We wish him all the best for that!” So goodbye friend.