Reports stemming from the English media on Tuesday point towards an imminent exit from Leeds United for Ezgjan Alioski.
Versatile full-back/winger Alioski has been on the books at Elland Road since the summer of 2017.
The 29-year-old joined the Whites from Swiss outfit Lugano, ahead of Thomas Christiansen’s appointment.
And Alioski has since gone on to play a starring role in Leeds’ colours, albeit largely under the watch of current boss Marcelo Bielsa.
Across his three seasons in the Championship combined, the all-action North Macedonian racked up a none-too-shabby 19 goals and 15 assists, with his contributions last time out having proven central to the club’s return to the top-tier of English football for the first time since 2004.
— Leeds United (@LUFC) February 29, 2020
In Leeds’ 29 Premier League outings to date this time around, meanwhile, Alioski has been afforded 20 starts.
As such, news that the Young Boys youth product now appears to be inching towards the Elland Road exit door will no doubt come as a concern for not only Marcelo Bielsa and co., but also the club’s fans.
Alioski’s contract is due to expire in the summer, with little progress having been made in negotiations over a new long-term agreement.
And, as outlined above, if the latest word stemming from the media is to be believed, a definitive decision on his future has now been reached.
The news comes courtesy of Football Insider, who, citing sources close to the player, reveal that Alioski will not be plying his trade with Leeds beyond the end of the campaign.
This comes with the North Macedonian having agreed to the terms of a pre-contract with Turkish giants Galatasaray.
– Ezgjan Alioski has decided to quit Leeds United.💙💛
— Football Insider (@footyinsider247) March 23, 2021
This article was edited by Josh Barker.
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