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Wilfried Gnonto returns to Leeds training after positive talks

Leeds United forward Wilfried Gnonto has returned to training, according to The Athletic.

The news comes after discussions between CEO Angus Kinnear and manager Daniel Farke bore fruit, leading to the reintegration of the 19-year-old into the fold.

Gnonto’s absence from the squad had raised eyebrows. He has been demanding a move away and even submitted a transfer request before their Championship clash with West Bromwich Albion last Friday. 

He has been linked with a move to Everton, but Leeds are keen on retaining him as they see him as vital to their hopes of returning to the top flight.

His return to training suggests that the club’s stance against his sale remains unwavering.

Gnonto’s reintegration also comes with a change in his status within the team. He has returned to the first-team dressing room, signalling his reinstated importance within the squad dynamics.

He has missed Leeds United’s last three games, but his return to training could put him in contention for their upcoming match against Ipswich Town on Saturday. 

His return injects a fresh burst of attacking potential into the team as they strive to climb the ranks in the Championship.

Gnonto joined Leeds United on a five-year deal from FC Zurich last September. His talent quickly shone through, and he amassed 45 appearances for the club in all competitions last season, bagging six goals and five assists.

The Italian forward looked sharp in their Championship opener this season against Cardiff City. However, his subsequent absence due to internal disciplinary reasons had left fans speculating about his future.

As the team prepares to face Ipswich Town, all eyes will be on Gnonto to see if he can recapture his electrifying form and contribute to the club’s campaign for success in the Championship.

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