By Mark Smith

16th Aug, 2022 | 8:10pm

Victor Orta and Andrea Radrizzani may be plotting one last surprise in this window as Leeds United track FC Zurich forward Wilfried Gnonto closely, according to Fabrizio Romano.

The Italian journalist singled out the young attacker as one to watch at Elland Road after breaking through and shining at international level this year.

Leeds are looking at new strikers with Joe Gelhardt and Patrick Bamford picking up yet more injuries over the past week, continuing the final third issue from last season.

Speaking on the Que Golazo channel over on YouTube, Romano namedropped one player to look out for in the next and final two weeks of the window.

“One name I wanted to mention is Willy Gnonto,” he said.

“This Italian guy playing for Zurich, who did very good in the last games. 18-years-old, former Inter academy player, who is available on the market because many clubs have been interested this summer.

“Leeds are keeping an eye on him so he could be the final surprise for Victor Orta and Radrizzani at the end of the market.”

Last hoorah of summer?

Radrizzani and Orta have put in some brilliant work so far this summer, but they cannot let it go to waste by doing nothing in the final two weeks.

Everyone can see that this squad is crying out for another number nine, and a left-back on top of that, but as things stand, nothing is happening yet.

Gnonto is a brilliant talent too, but many believed that more experience would be targeted given the huge sum of money put aside to sign Charles De Ketelaere which is still there.

Junior Firpo and Bamford will be back from their injuries soon, but that isn’t the point, they will get injured again, once it starts happening regularly, it doesn’t stop.

We need more depth in those two areas, and it would be a real shame to waste the summer by not bringing in two players that could potentially make this squad perfect after years of struggling for depth.

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