By Liam Thomas

12th Nov, 2022 | 11:10am

Wilfried Gnonto likely set for Leeds United start v Tottenham - Phil Hay

Phil Hay has dropped some major team news for Leeds United ahead of their Premier League clash against Tottenham on Saturday afternoon, speaking on his weekly Q&A with the Athletic.

The journalist suggested that Wilfried Gnonto is likely to be set for a start against Tottenham after the Italian’s recent terrific outings for Jesse Marsch.

Hay confessed that due to Jack Harrison’s fitness issues, Gnonto may be in line for a starting position in Leeds United’s first XI.

“Son is out for them, through injury. In midweek, Conte was talking about how tired Harry Kane was – although it would be a huge decision to leave him out today. Surely Spurs will want to make sure they bank three points from this fixture,” said Hay speaking during his Athletic Q&A.

“Leeds are without Bamford, Forshaw and Klich and there was a doubt over Harrison’s fitness. Marsch implied that Gnonto might come in if Harrison isn’t fit.”

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Gnonto’s dazzling dribbling and terrific work rate has deserved a starting place in Marsch’s XI against Tottenham, he’s been outstanding recently.

He’s changed games with his direct and pacy play in recent cameo appearances, none more so in Leeds United’s heroic win at Anfield.

It’s about time the Whites saw what the young Italian could do from the start of a game, especially alongside fellow starlet Crysencio Summerville.

Victor Orta seems to have got this one massively right, what an absolute scout it was to require Gnonto this summer.

Leeds still need an actual centre-forward but imagine an out-and-out goalscorer paired with the frightening duo of Gnonto and Summerville.

It’s been a steady rise for Gnonto but it looks like he can handle all the pressure involved with being a Premier League footballer.

Tottenham is the perfect chance for him to cement his spot in Marsch’s thoughts, we have our fingers and toes crossed for a Gnonto masterclass.

In other Leeds United news, a European club has confirmed they’ll be doing an official farewell for a player who’s been signed by the Whites.