Leeds United fans, brace yourselves for some potentially devastating news. It’s been widely reported that young starlet Wilfried Gnonto may leave the club if they succumb to relegation from the Premier League this season. That’s right, the teenager who has been a bright spark in an otherwise dismal season for the Whites could be on his way out if the worst happens.
Gnonto has been a revelation this campaign, catching the eye with his performances under both Jesse Marsch and Michael Skubala. The Italian has scored five times in 20 appearances for the pair, making him one of the standout performers in a disappointing Leeds team. However, under Javi Gracia, Gnonto has had little impact, playing just 285 minutes of football without finding the back of the net.
Despite this, many clubs across Europe have been monitoring the youngster’s progress, with a large amount of interest coming from Serie A. It’s believed that Leeds will demand a fee of over £40m for the promising winger, which would represent a massive loss for the club if he were to leave.
Losing Gnonto would be a significant blow for the Whites. At just 19 years old, he has already won ten senior caps for Italy, and there are high hopes for his future in the game. It’s clear that he has the potential to be a star, and Leeds fans will be desperate to see him stay at the club for years to come.
So, what can be done to keep Gnonto at Elland Road? The answer is simple: avoid relegation. If Leeds can stay up this season, there’s a chance that they could persuade him to remain at the club. With his contract running until the summer of 2027, the Whites are in a strong bargaining position to demand a significant fee for one of their most prized assets.
It’s clear that keeping Gnonto at the club is a priority for Leeds, and they should be using this as extra motivation to stay up this season. Losing such a promising talent would be a huge setback for the club, but there’s still time to turn things around. The Premier League is a tough league, but if Leeds can find their form and pick up some points in the coming weeks, there’s every chance that Gnonto will be plying his trade at Elland Road for years to come.