Ezgjan Alioski can be a “disruptive” influence but his utility-man status makes him valuable to Leeds United.

That is according to ex-Whites stopper Paddy Kenny, speaking exclusively after Football Insider revealed on 4th June that Leeds have offered Alioski a new deal.

The left-sided 29-year-old’s current Elland Road contract expires at the end of the month and his future at the club remains up in the air.

Signing a new deal would represent a dramatic u-turn but a source has told Football Insider today that the second offer Leeds have made to Alioski would provide a significant pay rise.

Leeds are also in the market for a new left-back and, as reported by this site on 2nd June, have set their sights on Huesca’s Javi Galan.

Kenny claims that Alioski‘s versatility has led Leeds to offer him a bumper new contract despite growing competition at left-back.

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He told Football Insider correspondent Adam Williams: “He can be a bit of a disruptive influence. But he is still a good player and if they want to keep him, they want to keep him.

“So what do you do? If they are bringing another [left-back] in and they have Dallas who can play there, do they really need three left-backs?

“But he’s a utility player which could be a massive part of their thinking why they’re offering him a new deal, and an improved one too.”

Alioski can play anywhere on the left flank and has occasionally filled in other positions too.

Kenny told Football Insider on 19th May that he believes Alioski’s behaviour can reflect badly on Leeds after an incident involving him and Burnley’s Dwight McNeil.

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