The American Havertz: Brenden Aaronson at RB Salzburg

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  1. dark knight

    dark knight Super Moderator
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    Dec 15, 1999
    Club:
    Leicester City FC
    Something NY/NJ Red Bull fans (and players) talk about is players (like Sean Davis) leaving because it potentially adds time to their careers given the RB style runs you into the ground. I'm not sure I've ever seen a Yank run as much as BA - and Leeds play some of this same style where there is tons of running. I guess it's his running that is part of why he's valuable but I just hope his small frame can keep this up over a decently long career. I also worry about the PL beating the crap out of him.
     
  2. twoolley

    twoolley Member+

    Jan 3, 2008
    Plenty of teams high press and run a lot without running into the ground the way Leeds does.
     
  3. gomichigan24

    gomichigan24 Member+

    Jul 15, 2002
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Any thought that there’s no way Salzburg will sell him to Leeds because of the transfer dispute between Leeds and Leipzig over Jean-Kévin Augustin?
     
  4. Excellency

    Excellency Member+

    Nov 4, 2011
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Maybe go for la dolce vita in Milan instead?
     
  5. dark knight

    dark knight Super Moderator
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    Dec 15, 1999
    Club:
    Leicester City FC
    I probably would if it were my choice.
     
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  6. dark knight

    dark knight Super Moderator
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    Dec 15, 1999
    Club:
    Leicester City FC
    Didn't they pay up?
     
  7. gomichigan24

    gomichigan24 Member+

    Jul 15, 2002
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    No not yet. Leeds owes them $23 million which they have not paid. FIFA ruled in Leipzig's favor, but Leeds has appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport and that case will be heard in March.
     
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  8. Ray Shoesmith

    Ray Shoesmith Member+

    Valencia
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    Nov 14, 2021
    Just saw on BBC that Leeds is coming back with another offer. Lets see what happens.

    Did not know about the other payment squabble. This is EPL/Austrian Bliga.
    Not Serbia/Portugal. Anyone know the skinny?
     
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  9. comoesa

    comoesa Member+

    Aug 13, 2010
    Christen Press's armpit
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    United States
    I mean the kid is one of our most durable guys actually. But yeah people need to watch a usmnt game and just pay attention to how much ground he covers. It's remarkable.
     
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  10. JUnionFan

    JUnionFan Member

    Philadelphia Union
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    Sep 30, 2020


    Top 1% is very nice. He would need to keep that up at any higher level he goes to, but I would imagine top 1% is world class territory.
     
  11. JUnionFan

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    Philadelphia Union
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    Sep 30, 2020


    In general I was a fan of Aaronson staying till summer - a CL knockout tie is great experience (even if they get smoked) and 6 more months of physical development would do him good - but if a team wants him THIS much, I say go for it.

    Leeds are clearly invested in getting him, and that means a world class coach like Biesla believes in him, so I think it would be a good move for him now.
     
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  12. Shaster

    Shaster Member+

    Apr 13, 1999
    El Cerrito, CA, USA
    $25-$30M for Brendan. Then puts $5M to get Paxton. Let Paxton plays against Bayern.
     
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  13. BostonRed

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    Oct 9, 2011
    Somerville, MA
    Club:
    New England Revolution
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    More money on the table?

     
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  14. gomichigan24

    gomichigan24 Member+

    Jul 15, 2002
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I mean not bad for Philly since they get the $5 million plus the 10-20 percent of the the fee from Leeds.
     
  15. gomichigan24

    gomichigan24 Member+

    Jul 15, 2002
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I mean he really is an awesome fit for Leeds. And i'm sure they want to bring in the reinforcements they need to try and create some distance between them and the relegation zone. Especially with Newcastle especially likely to have some sort of surge.
     
  16. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

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    Somerville, MA
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    United States
     
  17. golazo68

    golazo68 Member+

    Dortmund
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    May 21, 2004
    Brazil
    Anyone remember what they paid for Jack Harrison? It was less no?
     
  18. golazo68

    golazo68 Member+

    Dortmund
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    May 21, 2004
    Brazil
    He’s got Modric-type body. He might be alright physically over term. I actually see his best potential as a Modric-type player in middle of park.
     
  19. twoolley

    twoolley Member+

    Jan 3, 2008
    Not being a turd, can you explain what you mean by modric-type body? I’ve just never thought that about aaronson at all so curious what you mean.
     
  20. TimB4Last

    TimB4Last Member+

    May 5, 2006
    Dystopia
    The American Modric: Brenden Aaronson @ Leeds United

    Sorry, just trying it on for size.
     
  21. superdave

    superdave Member+

    Jul 14, 1999
    VB, VA
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Nah, the title has to incorporate the e instead of the a in his first name, and the two e’s in Leeds.

    Born to be at lEEds…brendEn aaronson goes to England
     
  22. golazo68

    golazo68 Member+

    Dortmund
    United States
    May 21, 2004
    Brazil
    Basically, sinewy.

    He’s is not going outmuscle guys. He is going to hold his own on being balanced, seeing the hit coming, releasing quickly, and on occasion using his opponents imbalance against them.

    This is an effective way to have a long
    career.

    If you want a sports example of the complete opposite, think Earl Campbell of the late 1970s/early 1980s Oilers. Big, bruising dude who always tried to pick up a couple extra yards and had a short career and terrible pain and lifetime health issues.

    Modric never gets ‘hit’ it seems, and doesn’t going looking for the rash challenge either. I think Aaronson can be this type of player
     
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  23. JUnionFan

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    Philadelphia Union
    United States
    Sep 30, 2020
    Posting some new (I think? I think its news cause I assumed we would have heard about this already) stats:



    Between this and Curtin's top 1% comment yesterday, there are clearly some cool advanced stats floating around clubs. I wish more of that was exposed to the public...
     
  24. yurch10

    yurch10 Member+

    Feb 13, 2004
    Well if he's top 1 percent of pro soccer players in the world in distance covered, isn't that the definition of world class? What do you mean you imagine it's world class?
     
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  25. JUnionFan

    JUnionFan Member

    Philadelphia Union
    United States
    Sep 30, 2020
    Personally I was just hedging against being too much of a fan boy lol. I do think 1% is world class territory but I didn't want to call Aaronson World Class at x and get a "well ackshully hes only doing it in Austria!" type comments.
     

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