Everton are one of the most interested parties in Leeds United winger Wilfried Gnonto. If some reports are to be believed, EFC are the leaders in the race to sign Gnonto in the summer transfer window. The Toffees want to add quick wingers who can lend goalscoring support in the attack.
Everton manager Sean Dyche is determined to add pace to his attack and Gnonto is a perfect candidate. Leeds United suffered relegation and could see their best and promising players leaving the club with Gnonto being one of them. Everton have been linked to Gnonto along with Jack Harrison and Crysencio Summerville. However, the links to Gnonto are the strongest.
With uncertainty over Demarai Gray’s future, EFC will need a winger if the Jamaican is sold. Even with Gray, the Toffees have only three wingers at their disposal and need more depth out wide. Till date, EFC have not replaced Anthony Gordon who was sold for £45 million in January.
Everton make £20.1m offer for Wilfried Gnonto
The Merseysiders have been pushing for Gnonto. Contrasting reports have started emerging which has made the whole Gnonto saga very complex to follow. A few days ago, one report claimed that Everton’s bid had been accepted but Aston Villa also remain in the background. Yesterday, a report claimed that EFC’s bid of £15 million was indeed rejected but Everton remain in the hunt to sign the 19 year old.
The report further added that Leeds want to keep hold of Gnonto and the Italian is considered not for sale. The contrasting updates continue to confuse as Sports Mediaset now reports that Everton have made an offer of £15.1 million plus £5.1 million in add-ons. Gnonto would be offered a five year deal where he would earn £8.6 million over the course of five years.
Aston Villa remain in the race but will have to made a higher bid than Everton to remain in the race to sign the Italian. The Toffees must test Leeds’ resolve and make a concrete attempt to sign the 19 year old. He is young, quick and has shown glimpse of his talent in the Premier League. Age is on his side and time can be invested in his development at Goodison Park.
The Toffees have also been linked to Anthony Elanga, Allan Saint-Maximin and Arnaut Danjuma. However, Gnonto seems the priority for EFC as the Merseysiders continue to be linked with the 19 year old on regular basis.
Will EFC manage to sign Wilfried Gnonto from Leeds?