Alioski may quit Leeds for double-your-money offer - Whelan
Noel Whelan has suggested Ezgjan Alioski could double his money by snubbing the latest contract offer from Leeds United.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Leeds striker insisted the ball is in the 29-year-old’s court over whether he stays or goes.
As revealed by Football Insider on June 4th, Leeds have offered Alioski a new and improved contract after he snubbed their previous offer.
His current terms are set to expire at the end of June but Leeds do not want to lose the versatile left-footer on a free.
Whelan suggested Leeds have done all they can to try convince Alioski to remain at Elland Road.
However, he admitted the wing-back could seal a more lucrative deal elsewhere.
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“I think the cards are in the player’s hands when it comes to being in the last year of your contract,” Whelan told Football Insider’s Russell Edge.
“What they might be offering him, I’m sure on a free transfer he can get probably double that at another club, or a little bit more. The cards are in Alioski’s hands.
“All Leeds United can do is what they’ve done, offer him a contract. If he decides that he wants to say, he wants to be part of the squad, go for it. Sign up.
“I can see he always gives 100 per cent. But when it comes to it, will he be a set in stone starter? No.”
Alioski played in all but two of Leeds’ 38 Premier League games during the 2020/21 campaign.
He has a total of 171 appearances under his belt for the Whites.