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Paul Robinson believes that Gjanni Alioski could be set to leave the club in the summer after his defensive frailties were ‘exposed’ against Arsenal.
Alioski came in for harsh criticism from fans after a poor display on Sunday when he was bullied out of the game by Bukayo Saka.
Marcelo Bielsa hooked him early in the second half, bringing on Niall Huggins for his debut, and Robinson said that Alioski looked ‘dejected’ on his long walk back to the bench.
Robinson is certain that Leeds will buy a left-back in the summer and that with Alioski getting subbed off ‘like that, it doesn’t bode well’ for his future.
Talking exclusively to MOT Leeds News Robinson said, “The three substitutions really changed the game against Arsenal and Huggins coming on gave Leeds more solidity.
“He looked a lot more solid than Alioski. I think Alioski was exposed again for his defensive frailties.
“Leeds’ need for a left-back is getting more and more apparent.
“You saw when Alioski walked off the pitch, he looked really dejected and he had a long walk around the pitch. He did his best to avoid Pepe as well on his way round after what happened at Elland Road.
“Leeds will buy a recognised left-back in the summer and that could force Alioski to look elsewhere with his contract coming up.
“There’s no word on his contract situation and getting subbed off like that and Huggins coming on and doing excellently… it doesn’t bode well for him at the moment.”
Alioski has given a lot to Leeds and was an important player in the Championship title win.
His contract is up in the summer and he was linked with a move to Galatasaray in the January window.
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