Paddy Kenny reckons that out of contract Leeds United man Ezgjan Alioski will make a decision on his Elland Road future ‘very soon’ [Football Insider].
The Lowdown: Leeds United gear up for 2021/22
As Leeds United build for 2021/22, many eyes will be cast towards how Marcelo Bielsa goes about improving and tweaking his squad in the transfer market.
Though acquiring high-calibre signings will be an important element of the next step in the club’s recent improvement, keeping together the core of the 2020/21 squad will also take precedence for the Argentinian manager.
One man whose future remains unresolved as of yet is North Macedonia international Alioski, but Kenny reckons his final choice will become a lot clearer in the coming days.
Will Alioski pen a new Leeds United contract?
The Latest: Kenny ‘surprised’ at Aloiski’s contractual wrangle
Speaking in an interview with Football Insider about the 29-year-old, the former Whites goalkeeper claimed:
“I’m surprised this hasn’t been sorted before he went away.
“From his point of view, why not it get sorted beforehand? What’s to say he doesn’t get a 12-month injury and then that could leave him without a club and a job.
“It was quite a high risk to take. Now that they’re knocked out, he doesn’t need to concentrate on the Euros.
“It’s out of the way now and if he’s going to stay at Leeds or not, he needs to get it sorted.
“So I wouldn’t be surprised if we heard something from him very soon.”
The Verdict: Losing Alioski would be a blow to Leeds United; he has to make an imminent decision
Needing clarity on positional depth before pre-season at Thorp Arch begins, Kenny correctly points out the necessity for the left-back to swiftly determine his next steps.
Valuable to the Yorkshire club, the versatile Leeds United man made 38 appearances last season, registering six goal contributions; three goals and three assists [Transfermarkt].
Either as a regular starter or as a squad player, there is little doubt that Alioski is a positive influence who has had an impact on proceedings in the English top-flight.
Moving forward, Bielsa should look to tie a deal up for the versatile left-sider as soon as possible.
In other news, Leeds United are linked with a Premier League defender.
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