Ezgjan Alioski is one of the Leeds United stars who has adapted well to the Premier League since promotion and it seems like he will be rewarded with a new contract.
This would be very good news for the player as his current deal is due to expire at the end of the season and the club needs to keep their squad looking strong for what will hopefully be a run of campaigns in the top-flight.
Former Leeds defender Danny Mills commented that giving Alioski a new deal would be a very clever thing for the club to do.
Mills’ comments on Alioski
Speaking to Football Insider, Mills said:
“Leeds United will want to keep all of their players right now. There was more activity in the transfer window than everybody expected but, even still, it is important to keep hold of your players. They should be rewarded for what they have done and it is a show of loyalty as well.
“Alioski is a valued member of the squad and with the games coming thick and fast, it is going to be a squad game more than ever this season.
Alioski has done fantastically at Leeds. He is a very good squad player who is happy to fill in wherever he is asked, whatever position.
“You just need to look at what Berardi did last season and a club always needs a player that has a good attitude like that. A player that pushes others and brings competition for places.”
Does Alioski deserve a new deal at Leeds?
The 28-year-old midfielder has played 138 times for the club (Transfermarkt) and has scored 20 goals as well as assisting another 16. He is also very versatile as he has played in the defence as well as in midfield.
Two of his four appearances have been from the bench but he has still managed to average one shot per game (SofaScore).
He also has experience on the international stage with North Macedonia for whom he has featured 33 times, scoring five goals (Transfermarkt).
The praise he receives from former footballers like Kevin Phillips who says that he has a ‘brilliant work rate’ and also from Mills, who says he is doing ‘fantastically’ at Leeds only further highlights how well thought of he is.
With the dedication he has put in for the club, there is no doubt that he deserves a new deal and hopefully it will get sorted sooner rather than later.
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