Ezgjan Alioski could have played his last game for Leeds United, according to Noel Whelan.
The former Leeds striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, insisted the 29-year-old would “definitely” be leaving Elland Road when his contract runs out this summer and as such should not feature again.
As revealed by Football Insider, Leeds have been left in the dark by Alioski over his future, with a new contract offer on the table.
The Whites are expecting the left wing-back to leave this summer even though Marcelo Bielsa has kept selecting him and spoken warmly of a mainstay of his starting XI.
As revealed by this site back in March, the Macedonia international has agreed a pre-contract deal with Galatasaray, although nothing official has been announced.
Whelan told Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge: “I think what we need to do is not play Alioski now.
“Look, it’s a definite he’s leaving. He’s signing for another club. So right now we need to start playing people that are going to be at the club long term.
“He’s shown that fragility in his defending and in his game. If he is playing, then, hah, he needs to learn from his mistakes and quickly. We need squad players that are going to be consistent and defend better. He just struggles with that defensive side.
“He may not play for us again.”
Alioski has made 34 appearances across all competitions this season.
Originally signed as a left-winger, he has been used as a makeshift full-back this term.
He has a total of 167 appearances, 22 goals and 17 assists under his belt for Leeds.