Sources: Alioski quits Leeds for Galatasaray after agreeing £7m-plus deal
Ezgjan Alioski is joining Galatasaray from Leeds United in a £7million-plus deal, Football Insider understands.
The North Macedonia international, 29, snubbed two contract offers from the Premier League club to quit as a free agent.
An industry source has told Football Insider that Alioski is putting pen to paper on a three-year contract worth around £40,000-a-week.
This will be topped up by a signing-on fee that means the deal will be worth in excess of £7million.
Alioski is set to be unveiled by the Turkish club in the coming days after they beat rivals including Trabzonspor to his signature.
It is regarded as a major coup for Galatasaray, especially as Leeds offered an improved contract to the left footer last month to convince him to stay at Elland Road.
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But the Turkish giants were always well placed to seal a deal for the former United cult hero.
It would represent a major U-turn from the cult hero and fans favourite.
Football Insider exclusively revealed on 23rd March that the left-sided star, 29, had agreed a pre-contract with Galatasaray.
That sparked fury among many Leeds followers who remember how two of their fans were stabbed to death by Galatasaray supporters prior to a Uefa Cup match in 2000.
There has been no public comment from Alioski on his future and he remained in the starting XI in the final weeks of last season.
Leeds have long planned for the possibility he could leave and signed Junior Firpo from Barcelona last month in a £13million deal.
Alioski started 29 of Leeds’ 36 league fixtures last season, most of them at left-back.