Leeds United winger Ezgjan Alioski has enjoyed a rollercoaster couple of months.
After securing qualification for the European Championships next year with Macedonia, he has since come back into favour with Marcelo Bielsa.
The 28-year-old has started the previous three Premier League games against Palace, Arsenal and Everton – continuing to shine.
The Whites have yet to secure the future of Alioski past this season.
Phil Hay reported on Saturday that the 28-year-old is closest to a new deal at Elland Road after talks were opened between the two parties.
Alioski certainly deserves that new deal, and he proved exactly why once again at Goodison Park with another masterclass.
The Macedonian started down the left and constantly drifted in-field to help the likes of Mateusz Klich in midfield going forward and in defence.
Alioski made two progressive runs and had three touches in the Toffees’ box according to WyScout – impressive stats for a defensive player.
As well as that, the winger completed six interceptions and also won four out of seven of his defensive duels against the likes of James Rodriguez in Merseyside.
Bielsa clearly trusts Alioski, and he is one of two players who have been used as a utility player since he arrived.
The 28-year-old, as well as Stuart Dallas, have both played in midfield, out-wide and in defence since El Loco came to Elland Road.
The Whites have been proactive in handing important players new long-term deals in the past few years, and it would be smart to add Alioski to that list.
Alioski loves Leeds, and Leeds love Alioski – it’s time to keep that romance going for many years to come in West Yorkshire.
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