Ezgjan Alioski will not quit Leeds United to join Galatasaray

Ezgjan Alioski will not be joining Galatasaray when he leaves Leeds United in the summer, according to AsistAnaliz.

The Turkish news outlet reports that Galatasaray are “definitely not” interested in the 29-year-old, whose contract at Elland Road expires at the end of next month.

The Mirror has recently reported that Alioski has rejected a new Leeds contract while Football Insider had said that the North Macedonia international had agreed a pre-contract with Galatasaray.

Fotospor even claimed he’s signed a three-year deal to join the Istanbul club.

Massive new twist

Everyone seemed to be expecting Alioski to join Galatasaray over the summer but that doesn’t seem to be the case if this new update is true.

It would have caused a lot of controversy if Alioski did decide to join them after the death of two Leeds fans, Kevin Speight and Christopher Loftus, ahead of Leeds playing Galatasaray in 2000.

When news emerged that Alioski would be joining Galatasaray, it even led one angry supporter to deface a mural dedicated to the left-back.

Alioski’s reputation would have been forever tarnished among some supporters but if he’s not going there then there’s nothing to worry about any more.

And whoever graffitied all over that mural should feel absolutely stupid.

Alioski has been a great servant to Leeds and we’ve always said we’ll wish him well for whoever he signed for in the summer.

However, we would rather he didn’t join Galatasaray.

As AsistAnaliz reports, there are other teams interested in him so if a move to Turkey does tempt the North Macedonian, there are likely to be other suitors.

In other Leeds United news, Adrian Durham has tipped this “unplayable” Premier League ace to find a new club amid interest from the Whites.