Leeds United forward Wilfried Gnonto is attracting interest from other clubs keen on signing the Italian youngster – La Gazzetta Dello Sport has revealed.
Gnonto has been one of the Whites’ standout players since joining the West Yorkshire outfit from Swiss side FC Zurich on deadline day last summer – scoring 4 and providing 3 assists in 20 appearances.
Even more impressive than these statistics is the Italian’s all-round play, as his combination of pace, skill and – surprisingly considering his diminutive stature – strength, demonstrates a quality beyond his 19 years of age.
Considering that Leeds managed to sign Gnonto for just £4m, there is an argument to be made that he is one of director of football Victor Orta’s best bits of transfer business.
As is often the case when a young player makes a name for themselves in the Premier League however, rumours now swirl that the Italian international is attracting interest from some of the top-flight’s most elite sides.
According to Italian outlet La Gazzetta Dello Sport, Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City are among the clubs keeping tabs on Gnonto.
Also interested is Serie A club Juventus, who are keen on enticing the youngster back to his homeland.
The report goes on to claim that Leeds want to receive a minimum of €30m (£26.4m) for selling the youngster – a sum which would mark a significant profit on their purchase fee.
With Gnonto under contract at the Yorkshire club until 2027, his future remains firmly in their hands. Relegation from the Premier League would almost certainly impact this, however.
Leeds face a stern test in facing league leaders Arsenal when their season resumes on 1 April following the international break, as their bid to escape relegation for the second consecutive season continues.