Brenden Aaronson: I am really excited to be part of it

Brenden Aaronson: I am really excited to be part of it

New signing speaks to LUTV.

Leeds United have reached an agreement for the first signing of the summer transfer window, with the addition of 21-year-old Brenden Aaronson.

The USA international will join the Whites from Red Bull Salzburg this summer, strengthening Jesse Marsch’s first team ahead of the 2022/23 Premier League campaign.

Speaking exclusively with LUTV, Aaronson gave his thoughts on a dream move to the Premier League.

He said: “It’s an amazing feeling to be here at this historic club, I am really excited for the new season.

“I think it was around Christmas or January that I could see there was some interest and hearing about Leeds United being interested, it was a huge moment for me and I was super excited.

“I had known a lot about Leeds at that time and what a famous club it is, the fans they have and how dedicated they are, it was just a dream place for me.

“We’re going to have a big next season and I am really excited to be a part of it. I know the team is going to be up for it, so it is going to be an important season.

“I am not even thinking about my off-season, I am just excited to get back into it!”

The midfielder, who also has the versatility to operate in the forward areas, will now link back up with head coach Jesse Marsch who he has spent time working with previously.

“Jesse is a fantastic coach,” Aaronson stated.

“I worked with him for half-a-year at Red Bull Salzburg and he was amazing. I was grateful to work with him then and I am grateful to work with him again, so I am excited.

“With the half-year I played under him, he taught me a lot. He taught me how to get into the final third to score goals and get assists, so that’s something I am looking to bring here.

“I’ve heard about what the fans like about players here and I feel like I can be that type of player. I am a hard worker, I have this creative side to me and I think I fit this Leeds recipe in a player.

“The way Jesse wants to play, I learned a lot about the system and flourished under that system, so I am really excited to get back into it again.”