Leeds centurion rejects new deal, close to signing with European giants says report

Leeds centurion rejects new deal, close to signing with European giants says report

Leeds United full-back Ezgjan Alioski has rejected a new deal with a view to moving to Turkish outfit Galatasaray this summer, a report claims.

The defender has played 27 games for his club this season, scoring three goals.

The North Macedonia international signed for Leeds in 2017 and was an integral part in their promotion to the Premier League.

However, it seems like his time at Elland Road will come soon be coming to an end.

Alioski’s contract runs out in the summer and, according to Milliyet, he has turned down the chance to extend his stay.

The source claims he has eyes on a move to Galatasaray once his deal expires. In fact, it adds that the two parties are close to reaching an agreement.

 

 

It is well-known that there is animosity between Leeds and the Super Lig club after two Whites fans were killed during riots before their UEFA Cup semi-final clash in 2000.

It is also no secret that the Yorkshire club are searching for a new left-back. While Alioski has been a loyal servant to the club, many believe he is not Premier League standard.

This will have not escaped the attention of the 29-year-old, who is seemingly trying to plot his future beyond Leeds.

Marcelo Bielsa is mooted to be keeping tabs on Stade Brest defender Romain Perraud. The 23-year-old has grabbed five assists and three goals in his 26 Ligue 1 games this term.

Alioski has played 160 times for Leeds, scoring 22 times and claiming 16 assists.


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Days are numbered for another loyal club servant

Pablo Hernandez Leeds United

Fan-favourite Pablo Hernandez may not get many more minutes in a Leeds jersey, according to a source.

The 35-year-old has played 173 games during his five-year stay at the club, but only 17 of those have come this season.

Indeed, he has started just three games all campaign. Now carrying a muscle injury, it looks like the final curtain call is approaching.

Hernandez is tipped to move back to native Spain and hometown club Castellon.

He is part owner of the second-tier club who are currently battling relegation.

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