According to Swiss outlet Corriere del Ticino, Leeds have beat a number of Bundesliga sides including VFB Stuttgart to the signing of Lugano’s star winger Ezgjan Alioski.

The report states that Lugano’s president Angelo Renzetti has already met with Leeds owner Andrea Radrizzani and the two now have to ‘formalise’ the deal.

The Macedonian international lit up the league last term, managing to contribute 16 goals as well as 14 assists from the right wing for Lugano, helping them to third place in the Swiss top flight.

Leeds have beat off a number of Bundesliga sides to the transfer according to the report, and unless no other clubs enter the race for the 25 year old he will be moving to Leeds- with Aloski already saying his goodbyes to his team mates.

There is no rumoured figure which Lugano are looking to receive for their star man, but Transfermarkt value the player at £1.7million after his more than impressive season.

It is expected that the vast majority of players brought in by Leeds in the upcoming transfer windows will be foreign, with director of football Victor Orta specialising in foreign talent. Orta has also brought a number of scouts with him to the club, with Dani Salas arriving from spanish giants Seville and was heavily involved in their global scouting network. Gaby Ruiz has also been appointed as the clubs Head of European Recruitment and is currently at the Under21 European competition in Poland.

Although Aloski is unknown by most Leeds fans, he may be the first through the door of the new foreign transfer regime- but with 16 goals and 14 assists during his last campaign in the Swiss league it may prove to be an impressive start.

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