Wilfried Gnonto’s family move to the UK

LEEDS, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 05: Wilfried Gnonto of Leeds United celebrates after teammates Crysencio Summerville (not pictured) of Leeds United scores their team's fourth goal during the Premier League match between Leeds United and AFC Bournemouth at Elland Road on November 05, 2022 in Leeds, England. (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)

Wilfried Gnonto has brought his parents to England to start a new life after joining the club in September.

The teenager joined the club from FC Zurich this summer for a fee believed to be around £3.8million. Gnonto made his debut against Liverpool in October, where he made an immediate impact off the bench – playing a role in Summerville’s winner.

The forward was excited to move to Elland Road, speaking to the Daily Mail: “I had other options, but since I spoke with Victor, I was clear that I wanted to come here in September or in January,” says Gnonto. “Victor was just kind with me and, from the beginning, me and my family felt like he was part of the family.”

Gnonto also mentioned that he’s adapting to life in the city with the help of his parents: “I was sure when I chose to come to Leeds and I did not regret it. For me, I think this was the best choice for me and for my family. It’s not easy because everything is different here. But I’m in Leeds with my parents, so they help me every day and I don’t feel alone.”

Moving to the Premier League at 19 years is a big ask, but Gnonto bringing his parents over to help him adapt to life in England is a good step. This also means the Italian is looking to stay at the club long term, brillaint news for everyone.

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