'It's Not About Money' - Danny Mills view on key Leeds contract update
Versatile Leeds United star Ezgjan Alioski will look to leave the club if a new contract offer from the club does not make him feel loved.
That is the view of former Whites and England defender Danny Mills, speaking exclusively to Football Insider after reports emerged linking the 28-year-old with a move to Turkey.
Turkish outlet Fotomac report Galatasaray are keen on the winger, turned full-back, whose contract expires at the end of the season.
Marcelo Bielsa addressed the North Macedonia international’s future in his press conference last Friday and claimed: “If Alioski chooses Leeds, Leeds will choose Alioski.”
Asked by Football Insider why Alioski’s future has not been resolved as we enter the final months of his deal, Mills said: “Every player wants to be loved. Every player wants to believe they are desperate to keep him.
“If no offer has come forward or if it’s way under what you expect it to be then you feel a bit like ‘Oh, they don’t really want me, they don’t really want to keep me here at the football club.’
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“So, if you get to the point now where we’re almost into February and you think ‘They haven’t offered me anything decent. They clearly don’t want me here next season. So actually I’ll start to look elsewhere.’
“They may well have offered him something but he might just want more.
“Generally, with players, it’s not always about money. They want to be loved, they want to be made to feel special.”
Alioski has missed just two Premier League games this season and has found the net twice in his 17 appearances.
Both goals were stunning long-range strikes in emphatic victories over Newcastle United and West Brom, respectively.