Graham Smyth shares if Leeds United move to bring Ezgjan Alioski back to Elland Road is on cards
Graham Smyth has reported that Gjanni Alioski returning to Leeds United is currently not on the cards despite fans calling for it to happen this summer.
The Yorkshire Evening Post journalist shared the latest on transfers ahead of the Whites leaving for Australia in just over one weeks’ time.
Alioski has become a free agent after his move to Saudi Arabia failed to work out, with Al-Ahli relegated despite his best efforts in front of goal.
Writing in his latest column in the print edition of the Yorkshire Evening Post [01 July, pg. 54], Smyth shared was in the process of addressing the Australia tour when he dampened hopes of one reunion before then.
“Kalvin Phillips won’t be on the flight, neither in all likelihood will Raphinha and nor, perhaps to the relief of anyone seeking any slumber on the way to Australia, will Gjanni Alioski,” he wrote.
“Although the free-spirited free agent is not a player whom anything can ever be ruled out, there’s currently nothing doing in terms of a move back to Leeds.”
We can’t believe we are writing this only one year after he moved on, but a move for Alioski with no transfer fee would make so much sense right now.
Junior Firpo is currently the only senior left-back at the club, with his usual replacement, Stuart Dallas out injured long-term and Liam McCarron recently sealing a move to Stoke.
Alioski would surely welcome the opportunity to come back to Elland Road too, with the Macedonian mad-man never having connected with a club quite like Leeds.
The two fit perfectly hand-in-hand, and every single fan would be more than buzzing to see that bleach blonde hair bombing up and down the left next season in all competitions.
This is a long shot with it currently not on the cards, but if a cheap deal can be negotiated by Victor Orta towards the end of the window, it would be a perfect free-agent signing.
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