Willy Gnonto has surely played his last game at Leeds United as transfer news emerges, offer to quit made already
Wilfried Gnonto has surely played his game at Leeds United with news emerging that he’s been offered out of Elland Road ahead of the January transfer window.
Italian news outlet Corriere dello Sport reported on its printed version on 20 November that the Whites forward has been offered to Serie A outfit Lazio.
Gnonto still wants to leave Elland Road, especially now after his limited opportunities under Daniel Farke, making just 11 appearances this season which could derail his chances to feature for his country.
After everything that went on in the summer, it’s hard to say that Leeds fans will be shocked that Gnonto reportedly wants to leave again.
He gave his all to push his way out at the start of the season and the 49ers held firm and made it crystal clear that he wasn’t for sale, but it will be interesting to see if that stance is now softened in the coming weeks.
Gnonto missed a large chunk of the season with an injury and in that time has now found himself behind Crysencio Summerville, Daniel James and even Jaidon Anthony in the pecking order on the wing which could well be his final straw.
Whether he deserves the starts, is another matter given his dreadful showing in his last start against Stoke City, replacing Summerville who was rested.
As per SofaScore, Gnonto rarely touched the ball with just 38 touches throughout his 70 minutes on the pitch, failed to register a single key pass, failed 100% of his dribbles, won just four of his 11 ground duels at a disastrous 36% success rate, had a 0% success rate from his crosses and did not register a single shot on target, while losing possession 13 times.
Such a performance showed a player certainly ready to call it quits at Elland Road and his 12-minute cameo in the 2-1 win over Plymouth before the international break may well have been his last.
The Leeds United winger was forced to come off in Italy’s EURO U21 qualifier against San Marino on Thursday (16 November) and the club now awaits a verdict on the extent of Gnonto’s injuries, according to Yorkshire Evening Post.
Daniel Farke and his staff will be impatiently waiting for an update about their skilful winger, as it is unclear as to whether he has travelled with the Italy under-21 squad to Cork, Ireland ahead of their next game.
Such an injury could sure put a timeframe on his Leeds United career with a hamstring injury needing weeks to fully recover from, if that seems to be the case with the January transfer window just seven weeks away then that Plymouth encounter could well have been his last in a Whites shirt.
A Lazio transfer could well be on the cards.
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