£19m winger expresses willingness to join Everton as club working on deal since April

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Arnaut Danjuma will undergo his Everton medical soon. With the arrival of Danjuma, EFC will take a huge step in solving their crisis in attack. The Toffees are further determined to bolster their attack and have been linked with Leeds United winger Wilfried Gnonto.

Everton have not yet replaced Anthony Gordon who left EFC in the winter transfer window. The Toffees have three wingers in their squad – Dwight McNeil, Demarai Gray and Alex Iwobi. Although Gray has asserted that he is focused on Everton, there is plenty of interest for the 27 year old.

Sean Dyche cannot go into the season with just three wingers. Gray has just one year left on his deal and EFC could make a huge profit on the Jamaican’s sale. He arrived at Goodison Park for just £1.7 million and is now valued at £17.3 million by Transfermarkt.

Wilfried Gnonto expresses interest in joining Everton

With Leeds United’s relegation, it was clear that their top players will be subject of interest from Premier League sides and other sides acorss Europe. Gnonto attracted interest from Everton and Aston Villa as the Toffees remain determined to sign the Italian winger.

In the last couple of weeks, contrasting reports have continued to circulate. One report surfaced that EFC’s bid of £18.9 million had been accepted by Leeds United but Villa remained in the background. Soon, another report suggested that Everton’s £15 million bid was rejected as Leeds United wanted to keep the 19 year old as he was a key part of project at Elland Road.

Gnonto’s agent had landed in London to finalize the Italian’s transfer. Now, another encouraging report has surfaced in Gnonto’s chase. As per Football Transfers, the 19 year old has shown willingness to join Everton this summer. The Toffees had been laying groundwork for Gnonto’s transfer since April. A fee needs to be agreed as negotiations continue.

Gnonto’s agent, Claudio Vigorelli, was at Finch Farm earlier this year when EFC were locked in the relegation battle. The Merseysiders have seen their £15 million bid rejected as Leeds hold out on their £19 million valuation. If an agreement cannot be reached, the Whites would ideally keep Gnonto as they have already lost Rodrigo, Robin Koch, Rasmus Kristensen, Weston McKennie, Diego Llorente and Brenden Aaronson.

Everton will be settled with adequate options on the flanks if Gnonto arrives at Goodison Park.

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