Gjanni Alioski leaves Leeds United after contract talks come to an end

LEEDS United have ended contract talks with Gjanni Alioski and said farewell to the North Macedonian international left back after four years with the club.

Monday, 5th July 2021, 4:29 pm
Updated Monday, 5th July 2021, 4:35 pm

Alioski's existing Whites contract expired last week and whilst Leeds made offers for Alioski to stay, the two parties were unable to reach an agreement.

It means Alioski is now a free agent who will leave Elland Road, four years on from joining from Lugano in 2017.

United's director of football Victor Orta said: “I knew Gjanni was going to be special the moment he walked into the building.

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FAREWELL: From Leeds United's North Macedonia international Gjanni Alioski after four years at the club. Photo by Piroshka van de Wouw - Pool/Getty Images.
FAREWELL: From Leeds United's North Macedonia international Gjanni Alioski after four years at the club. Photo by Piroshka van de Wouw - Pool/Getty Images.

“The emotion I saw in his face and the face of his parents when signed his contract here at Elland Road was a beautiful moment and I was sure he was going to give everything for Leeds United

“Even with this in mind he exceeded my expectations.

“Gjanni has been exceptional both on and off the field, his teammates will miss him greatly, as will all of the staff at Thorp Arch and Elland Road.

“We thank Gjanni for all of his efforts and we wish him every success for the future.”

Alioski made a total of 171 appearances for the Whites, scoring 22 goals over four years.

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