Gjanni Alioski is a now a free agent after his Leeds United contract expired last week. The club confirmed his exit, paying tribute to the North Macedonia international for his four-year spell at Leeds. But where will he end up, and could he really stay at Leeds – even after Junior Firpo signing?
Here is the latest news regarding Alioski: The club he has rejected, the clubs that are interested and why he could still sign a new Leeds deal…
CSKA Moscow move rejected
Turkish newspaper Sabah have claimed that Alioski, 29, was offered the chance to join Russian outfit CSKA Moscow. It is believed the left-back has been offered a huge £41,000 a week – a figure which is likely to be considerably higher than what he was on at Leeds. That has been rejected.
Four clubs in talks, including Roma
The Mirror say a move to Turkey is likely. Trabzonspor, Fenerbahce and even rivals Galatasaray are keen on a move for Alioski – and that talks are ongoing. However, they might not be the only club that could sign him. Il Tempo claim in their paper edition that Jose Mourinho’s Roma are in talks.
Could he really stay at Leeds?
Despite confirmation from Leeds stating that he had left the club this week – and then the signing of Junior Firpo, Alioski could remain. That is because The Mirror also state that none of the three Turkish clubs have met his wage demands, and an offer is on the table at Leeds. Could it happen?