Club bids fond farewell to Gjanni.
Leeds United can confirm Ezgjan Alioski’s four-year spell with Leeds United has come to an end.
Whilst the club made offers for Gjanni to stay, we have been unable to reach an agreement with his representatives and his existing contract expired last week.
Director of Football Victor Orta has praised Gjanni for the role the North Macedonia international played during an historic period for the club.
“I knew Gjanni was going to be special the moment he walked into the building,” said Orta.
“The emotion I saw in his face and the face of his parents when signed his contract here at Elland Road was a beautiful moment and I was sure he was going to give everything for Leeds United.
“Even with this in mind he exceeded my expectations.
“Gjanni has been exceptional both on and off the field, his teammates will miss him greatly, as will all of the staff at Thorp Arch and Elland Road.
“We thank Gjanni for all of his efforts and we wish him every success for the future.”
Alioski made a total of 171 appearances for the Whites, scoring 22 goals over four years.
He made his Leeds debut on 6th August 2017, helping the Whites to a 3-2 victory over Bolton Wanderers and ended his first campaign with the Goal of the Season, for his strike against Nottingham Forest.
In the 2019/20 campaign, Alioski helped the Whites return to the Premier League for the first time in 16-years, playing a key role, featuring 39 times as Marcelo Bielsa’s side won the Sky Bet Championship title.
Last season, he helped Leeds to a top half finish in the Premier League, scoring twice and playing 36 times in the top-flight.
Everyone at the club wishes him well and we will all remember the special memories created.
Thank you Gjanni.