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Leeds United: Phil Hay drops transfer update on Ezgjan Alioski

Leeds United: Phil Hay drops transfer update on Ezgjan Alioski -Leeds United

In recent comments made on Twitter, Phil Hay dropped an update on the future of Leeds United left-back, Ezgjan Alioski.

Since joining Leeds from FC Lugano in what was a £2.25 million deal back in the summer of 2017, Alioski has gone on to feature 162 times for the club, scoring 22 goals and providing 16 assists along the way.

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However, so far this season, the £24,000-per-week 29-year-old has slightly underwhelmed over his 27 Premier League appearances for Marcelo Bielsa’s side, averaging a WhoScored match rating of 6.55 – ranking him as the club’s 13th-best performer in the top flight.

Seemingly as a result of these below-par displays, it has been reported that Leeds will not be offering the defender a new deal at Elland Road, with Football Insider claiming that the North Macedonian has agreed pre-contract terms with Turkish side Galatasaray ahead of a move this summer.

In a recent post on Twitter, Hay confirmed that Alioski has “nothing agreed with Leeds” regarding a new contract, as well as suggesting that the “talk is very strong” in relation to the left-back’s reported move to Turkey.

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While Alioski has impressed during his time at Leeds, earning seasonal WhoScored match ratings of 6.86 in 2017/18, 6.97 in 2018/19 and 6.70 in 2019/20, it would appear, considering the significant drop in his average match rating so far this season, that Premier League football may be a level slightly beyond the capabilities of the left-back.

As such, perhaps it will be best for all involved if Alioski does indeed move on to greener pastures this summer, with a move to Galatasaray appearing the most likely destination for the defender.

In other news: Leeds United have been urged to sign this “highly sought-after” £31k-p/w star this summer – find out more here!


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