Ezgjan Alioski will wait until after this summer’s European Championships finish on 11th July before deciding on his Leeds United future, according to Gabby Agbonlahor.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-Aston Villa and England forward suggested the North Macedonia international could increase his wage demands if he has a good tournament.
Football Insider revealed on June 4 the Whites had presented a new and improved contract offer to Alioski and are prepared everything they can to keep him.
The 29-year-old is currently away with his national team ahead of their Euros opener with Austria on Sunday.
They then face Ukraine on Thursday before finishing their group against the Netherlands on Monday 21 June.
“I think he’ll want to put it off,” Agbonlahor told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley.
“If I’m him, I’m putting it off. If you have a good Euros, your wages go up and more clubs want you. There’s no reason to push it through. If I was him, I’d wait and see it through.
“He’s definitely a player you need to keep hold of. You bring in a better left-back but he’d be a great squad player.
“As a player, you take that risk. The likelihood of getting a very serious injury isn’t high. If you pick up a muscle injury clubs will still sign you.
“It’s worth the risk. You’ve got to back yourself.”
Alioski played 36 Premier League games this season as Leeds secured a ninth-place finish.
His 171 games across all competitions for the Yorkshire outfit have yielded 22 goals and 19 assists.