Report: Leeds hopeful £15k-a-week player will agree new contract amid recent surprise exit rumours

Leeds United remain hopeful that they will agree a new contract with Gjanni Alioski amid reports linking the wide-man with a move away, according to the Yorkshire Evening Post.

Alioski’s future beyond the end of the season is uncertain. As noted by the Yorkshire Evening Post, he is out of contract in the summer.

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The Athletic claimed in November that talks had begun over an extension. And while they were said to be at an early stage, it was suggested that an agreement was expected.

Since then however, Alioski has been linked with a move away. Turkish outlet Fotomac claimed this week that Galatasaray wanted to sign the 28-year-old.

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Joining that particular club always looked unlikely. And the Yorkshire Evening Post has now suggested that Leeds remain optimistic that he will stay.

They also note that there is currently little in the links with Turkey. And that will be particularly pleasing for the Leeds fans who would have been devastated to see such a popular player head to Istanbul.

TBR View: Keeping Alioski makes sense for Leeds

Leeds look to be on track to secure a second consecutive season back in the Premier League. But while further additions may be made in the summer, it looks unlikely that Marcelo Bielsa will oversee dramatic changes.

Alioski – who earns £15,000-a-week, according to Spotrac – is perhaps one player who is just outside Bielsa’s strongest lineup at Elland Road. But he is a fantastic option to have.

He has produced some outstanding displays at left-back this season. But of course, he can also play further forward and on either flank.

The North Macedonia international still has a role to play if Leeds continue to progress. So keeping him beyond this season certainly makes a lot of sense.

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Report: Leeds hopeful £15k-a-week player will agree new contract amid recent surprise exit rumours