Marcelo Bielsa claims Ezgjan Alioski will decide if he wants to stay at Leeds.
Alioski is out of contract at Elland Road in June and is in talks with Leeds about a new deal.
The versatile North Macedonia defender has played regularly under Bielsa during their return to the Premier League and the Leeds boss says it is his call.
“I’m only one opinion in regards to the equation or evaluation if Alioski stays or not,” said Bielsa.
“The most important thing is that he wants to stay.
“I think when it comes to a player staying at a club the most important thing is if the player wants to stay.
“The player should chose the club and after the club will decide if they want him. But the main condition, the most important thing is the player wanting to stay.
“I think if Alioski chooses Leeds, Leeds will choose Alioski.”
Alioski, 28, who joined from Lugano in 2017, is enjoying his best season in terms of game time with Leeds and he has started 16 of their 21 matches.
He is insists he is happy playing in the Premier League for Leeds.
“I love it here,” he told BBC Leeds. “To play in this team with this style of play is amazing and I’m improving every day.
“I’m learning every day something and it’s the best thing you can have in the Premier League to play against teams that have players in the squad that are the best in Europe.
“You can play against them, to show them where you are and it’s nice.
“How we perform together, how strong we are together like a team and it’s nice to be a part.”
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