Former Leeds United defender Danny Mills believes Ezgjan Alioski has ‘three options’ this summer, as his Whites future remains up in the air.
The Lowdown: Alioski on the move?
There is still a chance that the North Macedonian signs a new deal with Leeds, but nothing concrete has emerged, in that respect.
The Latest: Mills makes key claim
Speaking to Football Insider, Mills claimed Alioski isn’t without offers this summer, with a big decision set to be made before the end of June:
“It’s probably about what other options he has and what else is on the table.
“Does somebody else come in? Does somebody offer him a better deal? I would suggest that he’ll have up to three options on the table and he’s just trying to work out which is the best option.
“There might be some that are better financially but he has to decide whether that’s the right way to go or whether the best option is to stick where he is.
“Now, he can look at his future and sit down and make real decisions.
“All his efforts were going into the North Macedonia games to give the best performances to see what they can do and what he can produce.
“Now, he can sit down and assess the situation, look at the realistic options. He’ll look at who else might come into Leeds and if he may be moved down the pecking order. Then he can go from there.”
The Verdict: Keep him or let him go?
There are arguments for Alioski both staying and leaving ahead of next season, and ultimately, it could be a win-win situation for Leeds.
The left-back’s vast experience and knowledge of Marcelo Bielsa’s system mean he could continue to thrive and a new signing wouldn’t then need to bed in.
That being said, Alioski is now 29 and a natural left-back such as Ajax’s Nicolas Tagliafico could arguably bring more balance to the team.
Whatever happens, Leeds are unlikely to be weakened, which is the most important thing.
In other news, a Leeds player has been tipped to leave this summer, assuming one Premier League star replaces him. Read more here.
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