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'Hard': £22m Leeds player delivers his verdict on Aston Villa after playing against them in friendly
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'Hard': £22m Leeds player delivers his verdict on Aston Villa after playing against them in friendly

New Leeds United signing Brenden Aaronson has been reflecting on what was his first game against Premier League opposition this week. 

Leeds faced off against Aston Villa on Monday as both teams are preparing for the upcoming season. The Villains ran out 1-0 winners and Leeds had plenty of new players on show. 

One of them was former Red Bull Salzburg man Brenden Aaronson and he told the Yorkshire Evening Post that the Premier League is a ‘different beast’

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Aaronson delivers verdict on Aston Villa 

Aaronson faced off against Villa in Brisbane and he has delivered his verdict on Steven Gerrard’s side while speaking to the Yorkshire Evening Post

He said: “It was tough, you know, it was very physical. I mean, I dealt with it in the Champions League, we played teams that are very physical, and I’m not gonna say I’m used to it because the Premier League is a different beast, but I felt good out there. I mean, I felt quick, I felt fit, I felt ready to go.” 

The 21-year-old joined from Salzburg earlier in the window for a fee of £22 million (The Athletic) and feels Gerrard’s Villa were a difficult team to deal with. 

He added: “I think the way Villa played was hard because they had a lot of guys coming back to the ball they want to combine and they want to do things like that, so it was a good first game for me. I enjoyed it. And I thought the group of guys gelled well.”

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The attacking midfielder is one of six new signings to come into Leeds this summer and is clearly relishing the prospect of playing Premier League football. All of Leeds’ new players are yet to play a game in the league so they’ll have to adjust quickly. 

As for Villa, the club have also been busy this summer as they’ve added five new players to their squad. 

Gerrard’s side are yet to lose in pre-season so far and it’s clear they’ve made an impression on the new Leeds United man. The Villains look to be in great shape going into the new season.

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