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Paul Robinson believes that Gjanni Alioski will be leaving Leeds in the summer after talks over a new contract have failed to find an agreement.
In a recent report on Football Insider, it was claimed that Alioski has instructed his agent to find him a new club when his contract is up in the summer.
After hearing that news, Robinson believes that it’s the end of the road for the popular player.
Talking exclusively to MOT Leeds News Robinson said, “His contract’s up and he’s not playing in his favourite position.
“The manager seems to like him and he keeps bringing him on but defensively I don’t know what he offers.
“I think it’s obvious now as a player if you are left out of the team, if you’re a bit-part player and you’re not playing in your favourite position anyway, as a player you’d want to move on yourself, maybe take on a new challenge, go and play somewhere else.
“Bielsa clearly likes him but I do think his time is up and I think he will move on.
“We’re in the final third of the season and there doesn’t appear to be any negotiations, so I think it’s too late.
“A new left-back has to be a priority for Leeds in the summer and it’s one area they have to strengthen.”
If Alioski does move on it he will be one of the first of the Championship-winning heroes to leave the club.
Progress is inevitable and we don’t think Alioski will be the only one but he’ll go knowing that he’ll forever have a place in our hearts.
The players will lose their resident joker and Thorp Arch will be a quieter place without him around.
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