CSKA Moscow have made an offer for Leeds United defender Ezgjan Alioski, with his future increasingly appearing to lie away from Elland Road.
The Lowdown: Alioski’s future up in the air
The 29-year-old has been a good servant for the Whites, making 171 appearances over four years while scoring 22 goals and registering 19 assists along the way.
The Latest: CSKA Moscow make offer
The Russian giants have offered to pay Alioski €2.5m (£2.1m) per season, although he won’t make a decision until after his involvement in Euro 2020 with North Macedonia.
The Verdict: Stay put at Leeds?
While Alioski is arguably more likely to leave Leeds than sign a new deal, it certainly wouldn’t be a bad thing if he stayed put, with Kevin Phillips once describing him as ‘magic’.
Granted, at 29 a long-term offer may not make sense, but he is a steady performer for the Whites and now has a huge amount of experience.
That said, it wouldn’t be a disaster were Alioski to leave, so Leeds are almost in something of a win-win situation, eyeing up potential left-back alternatives such as Marcelo and Nicolas Tagliafico, if he moves on.
In other news, Marcelo Bielsa is believed to be keen on spending big on one player this summer. Find out who it is here.
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