Paxten Aaronson signs contract extension with Eintracht Frankfurt, loaned to FC Utrecht

Paxten Aaronson will be heading back to the Dutch Eredivisie this season after signing a multi-year contract extension with parent club, Eintracht Frankfurt.

Aaronson’s contract with the Bundesliga side has been extended until June 2028, the club announced Friday. Eintracht Frankfurt proceeded to loan Aaronson to FC Utrecht for the 2024-25 league campaign.

“Paxten Aaronson has already shown promising approaches with us and hinted at the potential he has,” Eintracht sporting director Timmo Hardung said. “As hoped, the loan to Vitesse Arnhem and the associated match practice gave him a boost. It’s important for him to keep at it and get playing time.

“In Utrecht, he has a good environment and a good club where he can take the next stage of development. We are totally convinced of Paxten and are sure that he will go his way with us in the Bundesliga after his time in Utrecht.”

Aaronson spent part of last season with Vitesse Arnhem, scoring four goals in 14 appearances. Despite the U.S. men’s national team attacker’s best efforts, Vitesse was relegated from the Eredivisie after an 18-point deduction.

Aaronson has made 22 combined appearances for Eintracht Frankfurt following his transfer from the Philadelphia Union, registering three assists. However, he’s been reduced to only 542 minutes of playing time, mainly being used as a substitute option across all competitions.

The 20-year-old recently featured for the U.S. men’s Olympic team earlier this month against Japan. He is aiming to be part of Marko Mitrovic’s final roster for the trip to Paris this July.

FC Utrecht already features one American player in Taylor Booth, who featured alongside Aaronson in the Olympic squad’s friendly on June 11. They finished seventh in the league table last season.

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