Everton transfer news as bargain move now on cards for Willy Gnonto at Leeds United
Everton target Willy Gnonto is ready to leave Leeds United this summer with the Toffees seeking a “bargain” transfer, according to TalkSPORT.
The 19-year-old sensation swiftly rose to prominence among the Elland Road support since his summer move from FC Zurich, registering two goals and four assists from 23 Premier League games as the Whites suffered relegation.
Italian outlet Gazzetta Dello Sport newspaper reported on 27 June [page 107] that the Toffees wanted to sign him “immediately” after FootballTransfers reported on 18 June that Everton were in ongoing talks for a summer move for Gnonto’s services.
And according to talkSPORT journalist Alex Crook, Everton are looking to take advantage of Leeds United’s position in the Championship by sealing a “bargain” cut-price transfer this summer.
It is believed the Italian desires a Premier League move.
The 19-year-old has indeed enjoyed a stellar first season in England, contributing four goals and four assists in 23 appearances in all competitions but more crucially possesses amazing trickery, 1v1 dribbling, pace and technical skill to unlock even the best defences in the Premier League.
Everton are desperately short of attacking options after selling Richarlison and Anthony Gordon for big money over the past two windows and could be set for more departures this summer to raise funds with the likes of Neal Maupay, Alex Iwobi, Demarai Gray and Amadou Onana all attracting interest and wishing to leave Goodison Park.
The Toffees can seriously make a statement by snapping up Gnonto’s services this summer as he possesses all the tools to become a consistent and established Premier League hit, making him a desperate pull for Everton and rightly so.
Given the Whites’ current position in the England second division, a cut-price bargain deal is certainly on the cards, but whether Everton can pull this off with other potentially attractive suitors in the frame for Gnonto’s services is another matter entirely.
However, according to the report, Gnonto wants a Premier League move which may hand Everton the encouragement they need to get this brilliant signing done.
In other Everton news, the Toffees are now frontrunners in the race to sign one hot striker prospect from Spanish La Liga.