Brenden Aaronson joins Union Berlin on loan from Leeds United

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Brenden Aaronson, the talented United States international, has completed a loan move to Union Berlin from Leeds United.

The 22-year-old midfielder will have the opportunity to play in the UEFA Champions League this season as Union Berlin secured a fourth-place finish in the Bundesliga last term.

Aaronson, who boasts 32 caps for the USMNT, made the switch to Leeds United last summer in a transfer worth approximately €32 million ($35 million) from Red Bull Salzburg. During his debut season in England, he featured in 36 of Leeds’ 38 Premier League matches, contributing with one goal and three assists. Unfortunately, the club was unable to avoid relegation, finishing 19th in the league.

Prior to his move to England, Aaronson made a name for himself at the Philadelphia Union, where he made 57 appearances. His impressive performances helped the team secure the 2020 Supporters’ Shield, and he was also named in the 2020 MLS Best XI. Aaronson then joined Red Bull Salzburg in January 2021, winning two league titles with the Austrian club over the course of a season and a half.

While Aaronson embarks on his loan spell at Union Berlin, Leeds United is gearing up for their pre-season preparations, starting with a match against Manchester United in Oslo on Wednesday. Under the guidance of new manager Daniel Farke, Leeds will begin their Championship campaign against Cardiff City on August 6, aiming for a successful season and a swift return to the Premier League.

Union Berlin’s acquisition of Brenden Aaronson adds quality and depth to their squad as they look forward to competing in the prestigious Champions League. The loan move provides Aaronson with a valuable opportunity to continue his development and gain experience at the highest level of European football.

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