Under Marcelo Bielsa Leeds have made a fantastic start to this season’s Championship campaign.
The Whites have looked that impressive that there is increasing talk of their return to the Premier League next season. Of course, the season is still young and a lot can change in the coming months, however the Yorkshire club will need to plan for the future.
If The Whites did find themselves back amongst England’s elite next season it would be inevitable that some players do and some players do not make the grade. There is certainly a number of players in the current Leeds setup that could be serviceable in the top division next season, however, there are those which will struggle. One of those men is Ezjgan Alioski.
Leeds are blessed with some fantastic attacking talents at their disposal this season of the likes of Kemar Roofe and Pablo Hernández. These two have enamoured fans with their consistent high performances this season. On the other hand, the Macedonian has struggled to win over the Leeds faithful since joining last summer.
The winger has three goals and three assists for The Peacocks so far in 15 appearances this season which is certainly acceptable. But these stats flatter the player as there are many qualities of his game which come under close scrutiny and fall short of what is expected. He is often caught being wasteful in possession and loses the ball too often. Compared with his teammates, he stands out as being a weak link sometimes.
Therefore if Bielsa’s men find themselves in the Premier League next season it may be a case of Alioski finding a new club in the Championship. He is certainly suited to that division and would unlikely make the grade in the division above. That is the reality of promotion and as much as some firms may like a player, they have to accept that in order for the club to progress, they need to lose some of their weaker players.