Leeds United manager Jesse Marsch has revealed why he signed American internationals Tyler Adams and Brenden Aaronson in an interview with ESPN.
The former RB Leipzig manager is about to start his first full season at the helm in Yorkshire and is starting to construct a squad in his image.
The 48-year-old brought the US duo into the club earlier in the window and revealed that player profile and character were at the heart of the signings.
Marsch said: “When we were thinking about out how to handle our transfer politics this summer, we thought a lot about the people more than we thought about the players.
“What I can say about Adams and Aaronson are that they are two of the best people I have ever worked with.
“They are still young, they have massive potential and they fit really well into the culture of what the club is and what the team is.”
Adams and Aaronson have had no problems fitting into their new team so far, with both players displaying promising cameos during pre-season.
Aaronson in particular impressed during the Whites’ pre-season victor over Cagilari, providing a hat-trick of assists in the comfortable victory.
The former RB Salzburg midfielder showed fabulous amount of energy all game, pressing the opposition all game and now allowing defenders a minutes peace.
His powerful running and never-ending harrasing of opposition defenders allowed him to regain possession several times and set up dangerous attacks.
Starting on the right-wing, he was also able to drift in-field into dangerous pockets of space and play cute and precise passes into other attackers.
Adams will also be looking to leave his imprint on the Leeds midfield in the absence of Manchester City midfielder Kalvin Phillips, and expectations will be heavy on the duo to produce for the Whites this season.
In other Leeds news, the club are trying to sign former Everton goalkeeper, Joel Robles.