By - XENOCIDESAM
Aaronson can run for days and is a relentless presser. He could be a great fit for Bielsa's system.
This kid is supposed to be lightening and full of energy, isn't he? If so he'd be a great signing for Leeds.
[According](https://twitter.com/tombogert/status/1484221764888580107?s=21) to Philly Unions manager. He’s in the top 1% in distance covered in the world
That's mad, can see why Leeds want him then.
He literally never stops working. End product isn't always what you'd hope for but he won't ever not try on the next chance he's got.
Reminds me of a young, faster, and more fit Firmino when it comes to pressing.
the grit and energy of a philly kid in the hands of bielsa...
He’s been really fun to watch on the national team. Definitely one of our best players
Can confirm. Have seen him play many games for the Union before RB Salz. Dude has an engine that never stops, box to box. Is he as technically proficient as others, no, but I dont think 20M+ is a stretch at all.
His brother is also still at the Union as well.
I think he is technically tidy and a good enough passer where his pressing and tackling allow great scoring opportunities.
Yes he's absolutely relentless in chasing down the ball. Also seems to be a pretty good finisher when given chances. He's not great on the dribble but does enough other things that it's not really needed in his game. He's been fantastic for the national team and along side Tyler Adams, feels undroppable at this point.
he would be a great fit for that team. would love to see him in the PL.
Surely this gets done at that price? Salzburg will win the league even without him and this would be one the highest sales ever for them. Gives the replacement a head start on development too.
It's the fact that they're still in Europe that I think is the blocker for us getting him this window. I really hope it goes through though, looks exactly what we need.
Yeah this makes sense as the reason it wouldn't. They aren't beating Bayern anyway so they might WANT to do the sale but it would showcase a lack of ambition to the rest of the team to pretty much give up before even playing the game
Salzburg has another competitions to play too
I think that's the price Leeds have been told.
£15m gets rejected, Orta and a few others from Leeds go to Salzburg and come back "considering" bidding £20m? That sounds like RBS have said that's the amount it'll take to get it done.
Depends on what Leipzig has in mind. Are they vindictive because of the Augustin legal case? Do they want Aaronson themselves in the summer?
Best players from Salzburg haven't joined Leipzig in years. Szoboszlai was the exception due to them paying a good fee + 20% sell on despite him being injured.
Parent commentator may have not framed it correctly, but he/she was right to bring up Augustin. It's a relevant thing to bring up when Leeds are involved, regardless of who's on the other side of the deal.
>Depends on what Leipzig has in mind. Are they vindictive because of the Augustin legal case?
TBH "we feel these people scammed our organization before, so we won't engage in further deals with them" isn't vindictive, it's normal business.
Money is not the problem. We are currently missing up to 5 starters against Bayern in the CL (Koita injured, Junuzovic injured, Camara AFCON, Seiwald injured, Wöber injured) and then Aaronson too?
I wouldn't include Junuzovic and Koita here lol
Koita would have definitely been a starter instead of Sesko/Okafor. Marsch even rated his talent higher than Haaland. But now he basically hasn't played for over a year due to the doping ban and the injury.
Woulda shoulda coulda, I don't consider either of them as a starter at this point. Junu is closer to his career end than anything else and Koita hasn't played for us in 11 months. I don't think you can miss a player you (=Jaissle) never had. Same for Junuzovic.
Yeah, Junuzovic is arguable since he is injured all the time and getting old now but I would definitely take Koita over Sesko.
No no, my point wasn't that Koita wouldn't be starting over Sesko (not sure why you are talking about Sesko btw, Okafor would be the one he would have to replace, Sesko is a bench player himself if everyone's fit). My point was it doesn't make sense to say the team misses a player it never had anyway. Koita never played for Jaissle
He played under Jaissle in the summer prep where he got the injury. If he is an upgrade why shouldn't he be considered missing?
We won't come to an agreement and have different opinions and that's ok. I will just end the discussion here
True. Have a nice day.
> Marsch even rated his talent higher than Haaland.
Citing Marsch for footballing knowledge is at the very least brave.
Is Sucic cleared from his test yet?
This isn’t really an update. We knew all this. Seems stalled to me. Wake me when something happens Phil.
I mean he is VERY good. 20 million is a lot though.
Is it? 20m feels like a starting price for a Premier League signing these days. We paid 25m for Dan James.
I’m not saying it’s not worth. It’s a lot in my opinion though. He’s got a few strong seasons in Austria and he’s very young. The Austrian Bundesliga doesn’t sell too many players at that price. I’ll say that I think he’ll turn out well.
And dan james was/is not a 25m player
How often does anyone buy a player now for exactly what their worth?
Not really, we can play Koch and Struijk there if we want to play that system, or just play slightly different and have Forshaw and Dallas play as the more defensive of a two.
We’ve got a problem with attacking midfield even with everyone fit, we’ve only really got Klich who is 31 and had a poor season so far, Roberts who is Chanpionship at best or Rodrigo who is a striker and doesn’t press.
Do the deal now and loan him back till summer?
I can’t wait to watch US fans seethe when a premier league player gets benched in favor of Jordan Morris and Sebastian Lletget
Not gonna lie I agree on the entertainment value but it does seem that Gregg likes Aaronson quite a bit
Aaronson has played much more than lletget and the other mls guys
We need to be on this. He’s a great fit in our system, too.
big clubs only
Leeds aren’t a big club
Please leave us alone
Added American tax.
That would be a fast transfer but he is showing he probably doesn't need more time in Austria.
Sell on fees for Philly Union from a PL sale is a real statement imo.
Bielsa didn't want Lang. Was nothing to do with willingness to spend.
Yeah the players he likes can be hit and miss. Rodrigo is one that he really liked and that hasn't worked out and I know he really like Helder Costa but he never pulled up any trees.
But then there are players like Raphinha, Harrison, Ben White and Bamford who have been absolute gems for us.
Admittedly, I wouldn't be surprised if some of Lang's behaviour put Bielsa off, he seems to be very particular about the personal characteristics too.
It doesn't really matter if it's fair or not though. Why should he sign someone he doesn't want?
Agreed that we made bad transfer decisions but not signing Lang wasn't one of them. That was never on the cards. We needed a midfielder in the summer badly and fucked that up.
We need two midfielders much more than we need a striker or Noa Lang.
Generally though, Bielsa's wants are what matters when it comes to signing a player though? Orta and Bielsa work together to identify targets and if Bielsa doesn't want someone then they go no further. That's all hypothetical anyway - we don't know for sure that that's why Bielsa didn't want Lang but either way, he didn't want him.
Sorry but you're wrong on this. A creative midfielder is an absolute must for us and has been since Pablo Hernandez fell out of the team.
Our lack of goals isn't as much down to missing Bamford as it is failing to create chances. Our only creative outlet has come through Raphinha for the majority of the season and playing Rodrigo/Roberts in that position isn't working and never has.
We badly need a creative midfielder that's capable of creating chances whilst also being able to maintain the press. We haven't had that for a long time.
When has Bielsa ever been unreliable? Lazio? Bielsa asked for a set of players which Lotito(the owner) promised to attempt to buy. After hearing none of the targets were being bought, Bielsa personally called the players' agents. Lo and behold, Lotito had not contacted any of them. This is a just reason to leave and there's a reason Lazio hasnt protested.
Honoring a contract is literally what Bielsa does. That's the reason he only signs a year deal - to make sure he can honor it & to ensure the common vision is maintained.
How do you know he broke a commitment? I'm being serious here. You have no idea what was in his contract with Lazio. You're right that Lotito protested; my point was that he didn't protest legally. There's a big discrepancy between threatening to sue and actually doing it. I'm not saying it's fake news, lol. I'm saying that right there is an owner wanting to save face. There are plenty of indications about Lotito being at fault if you take a simple look at his history. I'd suggest you learn a bit more about the outlook Bielsa has on football as a whole. Doesn't matter if it's from today or 20 years ago, it has not changed.
What is the main difference between Bielsa and other coaches you may ask, which is probably at heart when you think Leeds fans see him as "unpredictable". Contrary to what you're saying, he honours the contracts as long as the other part honours theirs. Never once was there suggestions that Leeds wanted anyone else, nor that Bielsa wanted to go elsewhere. Bielsa has probably learned from a life-long career as a manager, that owners often don't keep their promises. Why has he been at Leeds for more games than at any other club ever? Because Victor Orta, Radriazanni and Kinnear are as honest a people you'd find in the football world. Bielsa would rather have a 1 year contract where the owner and sport director honor their part of the deal, than 4 years where 3 of them are full of broken promises.
Why did he quit OM? Owner buying players Bielsa explicitly said he did not need & and other obvious clashes. Bielsa is far from the first to clash with Labrune. Frankly, who wants a owner to conduct buys for a team when a manager is clearly against it?
I reckon Lille is probably Bielsa's worst stint at a club ever (excluding Lazio). 13 games is hardly any time in the football world and the final reason for his suspension was for attaining an old friend's funeral.
James was 25m, as far I as know.
Are you Noa Lang's agent? Leeds don't seem to want him.
What is on your mind baby, you can tell me.