Eintracht Frankfurt have signed talented USA U-20 international Paxten Aaronson from MLS club Philadelphia Union.
The 19-year-old agreed a deal with the reigning UEFA Europa League holders to join in January 2023 on a four-and-a-half-year contract valid until 30 June 2027.
Aaronson, the younger brother of Leeds United midfielder and full USA international Brendan, made his MLS debut for Philadelphia at the age of 17 in March 2021. He has since made a further 36 appearances in America’s top division, scoring four goals in the process.
“I'm excited to be here, I'm super happy to be here,” said the versatile attacking midfielder, who finished as the top scorer and was named as the tournament’s best player at the recent CONCACAF U-20 Championship.
“The style of play I like to play and the player that I am is a high tempo, high pace, pressing kind of player. I like winning the transition moments so when the ball turns over, I can get it in the half spaces and go to goal as fast as possible. That's the way Eintracht are trying to play and that's very attractive for me, it suits my style of play.”
“In Paxten Aaronson we’ve signed a much sought-after and very talented player who will give our attack even more flexibility in the future,” said Frankfurt sporting director Markus Krösche. “We have a clear plan for him and want to build him up carefully. We’ll give Paxten all the time necessary to get used to his new surroundings and to develop in the best possible way.”
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