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Exclusive: Alioski’s departure did not come as a surprise to ex-Leeds midfielder Norris

Former Leeds United midfielder David Norris was not surprised to see Ezgjan Alioski pass up the opportunity to sign a new contract at Elland Road.

Alioski has left the Yorkshire club after his contract expired at the end of last month.

The wing-back departed having made 171 appearances for Leeds and played an integral role as the club returned to the Premier League for the first time in 16 years last season.

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Alioski, who joined fromĀ Lugano in 2017, has yet to agree terms with another club but Turkish media reports suggest he could be set to pen terms with Galatasaray.

News of Alioski’s potential move to the Turkish club has come under fire, with Leeds fans furious.

It comes after two Leeds supporters were stabbed to death by Galatasaray fans before the teams’ UEFA Cup semi-final clash in 2000.

But, regardless of where the North Macedonia international ends up, Norris admits Alioski’s Leeds departure did not come as a shock.

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Speaking exclusively to Football FanCast, he said: “I think it was coming. It was rumoured on and off as to whether he would be staying.

“It was the right time for the club and player to part ways. I wasn’t too surprised.”

Article title: Exclusive: Alioski’s departure did not come as a surprise to ex-Leeds midfielder Norris

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