Mills: Alioski will sign new Leeds deal on one condition after latest update

Ezgjan Alioski will only sign a new contract with Leeds United if they offer more money than any other club, according to Danny Mills.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-Whites and England defender backed the club to “cut their cloth accordingly” and not be held to ransom by Alioski.

The 29-year-old’s current deal expires at the end of this month but Leeds confirmed in their retained list he had been offered an extension.

Director of football Victor Orta recently told the Athletic’s Phil Hay Show podcast that he had a good conversation with Alioski and it was now up to him to decide.

He is now on international duty with North Macedonia as they prepare for this summer’s European Championships.

“It’s down to him and it’s his choice,” Mills told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley.

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“If there’s something on the table and he looks at it and he likes it and then he can suddenly think ‘Oh, ok, well that’s better than what I’ve been offered elsewhere.’ Then it’s down to him. 

“But if it’s not quite enough or what he thought it was going to be and he could get better elsewhere then…

“Leeds will cut their cloth accordingly. I’m sure it’s a reasonable offer but whether it’s the right offer for Alioiski to take, we’ll have to wait and see.”

The versatile left-sided player featured in 36 Premier League games this season, including 29 starts.

He now has 171 Leeds games under his belt across all competitions.

In other news, Leeds United have made an approach to sign a “Messi-like” Spanish dribble king with a new release clause.