Brenden Aaronson is leaving us and linking up with our former coach, Jesse Marsch. The 21-year-old American has signed for English Premier League club Leeds United.
Joins after Leeds retain Premier League status
The fast and tricky attacker from Medford (USA) spent 18 months with our Red Bulls after signing from the MLS in Winter 2021, making a total of 66 appearances (13 goals, 15 assists). The fact that the side coached by former Salzburg boss Jesse Marsch stayed up with a win on the last day of the season has prompted the move.
Sporting director Christoph Freund:
Leeds came to us some time ago and did everything they could to make this transfer happen. After they managed to stay up, it was clear to us that we would have to agree to Brenden's wish to leave due to the economic circumstances.
We had a wonderful and successful time with Brenden over the past 18 months, and we are pleased that this fantastic and nice young footballer is moving to the best league in the world. We wish him all the very best!
I can barely believe that it was only a year and a half I spent playing for FC Red Bull Salzburg. This big step from my homeland in the US to Europe was made an extremely easy one by everyone at the club, from the players, coaches and all the staff, and I had a fantastic time here. To come to Salzburg was totally the best decision I could have made!
After our strong performance in the Champions League and winning the double, it's the perfect time for me now to move to a new and really big league.
We wish you all the best in England! We want to say goodbye with another look at our favourite Brenden content: