Leeds United face major transfer decision after forward's 'decisive' loan stint

Brenden Aaronson’s time with Union Berlin is over. The German club have confirmed that the American international is heading back to Leeds United following the conclusion of his season-long loan spell.

Aaronson exited Elland Road last summer, triggering a clause in his contract to leave the West Yorkshire club following the club's relegation to the Championship. He established himself as a first team regular at the Bundesliga club, scoring two goals in 38 appearances.

The USA international bagged an assist in his final Union Berlin outing to help them record a 2-1 win over Freiburg. The result secured Union Berlin's Bundesliga status, ensuring they avoided a dreaded two-leg relegation play-off against the third-place in the second tier.

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A Union Berlin club statement read: “Brenden Aaronson joined 1. FC Union Berlin on loan from relegated Premier League side Leeds United in the last summer transfer window, winning the hearts of Union fans with his dashing style of play, his speed and, not to forget, his decisive goal against TSG 1899 Hoffenheim.

“After 38 appearances, two goals and two assists, his time in Berlin has come to an end and he is returning to England.“

It remains unclear what the future holds for Aaronson. The 23-year-old made it clear last month that he would be open to a permanent to Union Berlin.

Will the versatile forward be part of Daniel Farke's long term plans regardless of what division United are plying their trade in next year? A recent Football Insider report claimed United intend to sell Aaronson this summer and look to recoup the initial £12m they paid for his services.