Former Leeds United midfielder Carlton Palmer has told The Transfer Tavern in an exclusive interview that he expects Ezgjan Alioski to remain at Elland Road this summer.
Alioski’s contract is up at the end of the month and it had looked like he was on his way out of the Yorkshire club, with Galatasaray heavily linked.
However, according to Football Insider, Leeds have offered the 29-year-old a new and improved offer as they desperately try to keep hold of him.
How important was Alioski?
He's been crucial
Not that essential
It is all still a bit up in the air at the moment, but Palmer is tipping Alioski to eventually put pen to paper on a new deal and extend his stay at Elland Road.
“You don’t want to lose any of your good players,” the ex-Leeds star said as he discussed Alioski’s future. “The problem that you’ve got, though, is the players get their heads turned by agents who are always touting their players around.
“Obviously [Marcelo] Bielsa wants to keep him and I’m sure they’ll reach an agreement. If the player wants to stay, they’ll reach an agreement.”
It is not hard to see why Bielsa wants to retain the services of the North Macedonia international.
In the season that has just gone, Alioski missed just two Premier League games and was used in more than one position by Bielsa, showing his importance to the side.
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