Leeds United pulled off a miraculous 2-1 victory against Manchester City in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon.
Despite Liam Cooper being sent off towards the end of the first half, Stuart Dallas scored either side of that decision to seal a famous three points.
It was a major defensive effort from the Whites, with every single player standing up to be counted at the Etihad Stadium against the league leaders.
Ezgjan Alioski was one of those.
The North Macedonian international has been at the centre of controversy for weeks now, with Football Insider claiming he has agreed a pre-contract with Galatasaray.
That has been backed up by others claiming that the defender has been handed his final offer of a potential extension at Elland Road, something which hasn’t been signed.
Despite that, Marcelo Bielsa has kept trust in the left-back.
Alioski has often been exposed defensively this season against the bigger teams, but he never put a single foot wrong today against some of the best.
The controversial figure took to Twitter to celebrate the result after, and that led to hundreds of Leeds fans calling for him to put pen-to-paper on a new deal.
Sign a contract 🤍💛💙
— Tim Hoolahan 💙🤍💛 (@TimHoolahan) April 10, 2021
Sign 🖊 the contract Gjianni 💙
— Martin Garrity (@mjgarrity72) April 10, 2021
Please sign a contract extension 🤞🏻
— Christopher Ellis (@c_ellis92) April 10, 2021
Is it too late?
The signs aren’t great looking at this one, and if Alioski was happy with the deal, he surely would already have signed the contract.
If there was one performance to make either party change their minds though, it would be this marvellous win against the Premier League leaders.
Alioski has always been a massive fan favourite at Elland Road since arriving with the likes of Samu Saiz, and it would be a real shame if it was to end like this.
Many have destroyed the defender despite nothing being confirmed yet, and hopefully, we will all be given some closure, one way or another.