Everton eye potential €18m Demarai Gray replacement as Toffees want him immediately

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Everton look determined to raid recently relegated Leeds United to sign Wilfried Gnonto. The Toffees have been linked to at least five Leeds United players this summer with the links to Gnonto continuing to circulate.

EFC have been linked with Jack Harrison, Crysencio Summerville, Tyler Adams, Rodrigo and Gnonto. Leeds United’s top talents are expected to leave the club after their relegation on the final day of the Premier League season. Everton could be one of the clubs that can take advantage of the fire sale at Elland Road and strengthen their squad.

Gnonto arrived from FC Zurich last summer and has instantly impressed with two goals and four assists in 24 Premier League games. His blistering pace and dribbling abilities make him an asset in the attack. Perhaps, EFC are searching for a potential Demarai Gray replacement.

Everton could sign Wilfried Gnonto as Demarai Gray replacement

Al Hilal have shown interest in signing Gray and they are set to meet Everton this week to discuss a possible transfer. Gray has one year left on his deal and Everton could make a massive profit on his sale as he was brought for just £1.7 million in the summer of 2021. If Gray leaves Everton, the Toffees will need to sign a replacement as they will be left with just two wide options in Alex Iwobi and Dwight McNeil.

According to Gazzetta dello Sport (via Sport Witness), EFC are determined to sign Gnonto from the Whites this summer and they want to wrap up the transfer as soon as possible. Everton want Gnonto immediately as they look to bolster their attack.

Sean Dyche wants to add speed to his frontline and Gnonto’s arrival will certainly be a major step in the right direction. His impressive displays for Leeds during the 2022-23 season has attracted the attention of many clubs not only in England but also across Europe. Fiorentina are also said to be keen on the Italian winger.

Negotiating with Leeds will not be an issue as the player would get the opportunity to make a Premier League return. Everton seem to be pushing to sign the 19 year old and sooner the player will have a decision to make.

Gnonto is valued at €18 million by Transfermarkt and given that his contract is valid till 2027, Leeds will stick to a similar valuation. The Italian can also operate as a secondary striker which gives Dyche some flexibility in the attack.

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