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Leeds United keen to keep Wilfried Gnonto despite player’s protests

Leeds United star Wilfried Gnonto wants to leave the club this summer, according to Corriere della Sera.

The Italian international is eager to move elsewhere, but Leeds do not want to let him go.

They are keen on making a swift return to the Premier League and are unwilling to part ways with their prized asset.

Gnonto’s stance became painfully evident during Leeds’ Championship opener, where he was conspicuously absent from the action on the field.  

The young forward has opted to train separately from the squad, further fuelling speculation about his future.

However, despite Gnonto’s fervent wishes, Leeds have shown no inclination to let him go. 

Leeds are resolute as they want to reclaim a spot in the Premier League. They see Gnonto as a crucial piece in that puzzle. 

Everton have shown keen interest in the player but have had their hopes dashed with Leeds unwavering in their decision to retain their star.

Leeds manager Daniel Farke confirmed that Gnonto’s name would not be on the team sheet for their clash with West Bromwich Albion tomorrow. 

Gnonto has already missed the first three games of the new season—the Championship games against Cardiff City and Birmingham City and the League Cup match against Shrewsbury Town.

He is reportedly frustrated over being denied a move to Everton.

It remains to be seen whether the rift between the two parties can be resolved, potentially leading to a reunion with his teammates later in the season. 

With emotions running high and ambitions diverging, the saga could eventually end in a sale, as keeping an unhappy player will be counterproductive to their plans.

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