By Peter Lynch

29th Oct, 2023 | 5:40pm

Wilfried Gnonto may have played his last Leeds United game after what happened v Huddersfield Town

Leeds United are looking very, very strong under manager Daniel Farke, with the Whites sitting third in the Championship table.

It could have been even better for the West Yorkshire club had Leicester City not taken the league by storm, with the Foxes well ahead at the top. But Farke will only be concerned with what his players are doing, and they are currently playing very well.

A swift recovery was needed following the 1-0 loss at Stoke City on Wednesday (25 October), and that is exactly what happened at home to Huddersfield Town on Saturday (28 October).

Wingers Crysencio Summerville and Daniel James both netted braces in the 4-1 victory, with Michal Helik scoring a consolation goal for the Terriers.

But while the goals from the Whites attacking duo will be warmly welcomed by Farke, they may not be so greatly appreciated by fellow winger Wilfried Gnonto.

The young Italian, who has missed a handful of games this season, was forced to watch on from the bench at Elland Road as his teammates found the back of the net four times in the first half. Gnonto was then introduced by Farke on the hour mark, coming on for one of the heroes of the match in Summerville.

The 19-year-old didn’t do himself any favours at Elland Road in the summer, although he did end up staying in West Yorkshire.

But whether that was the right decision remains to be seen, with Gnonto struggling for game time in recent months when fit.

The lack of minutes is certain to continue if the likes of Summerville and James continue their fine displays, with Jaidon Anthony also vying for a starting role.

Talk of Gnonto leaving Elland Road hasn’t exactly faded, with Leeds Live (24 October) reporting that the Whites would consider selling the teenager if a £30million bid arrived in the upcoming January transfer window.

Injury could strike the talented attacker again before the upcoming window comes around, or he could adopt a determined approach over the coming months whereby he does his utmost to annoy his manager and thus force through an exit, with both scenarios potentially seeing him not get any more time on the pitch for the Whites.

In other Leeds United news, an unusual clause not possible in one country has been used on one Whites loanee, with a permanent exit now on the cards.