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'A constant threat': Media seriously impressed by 18-year-old Leeds player against Southampton u21s
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'A constant threat': Media seriously impressed by 18-year-old Leeds player against Southampton u21s

Leeds United fans who watched their under 21s hammer Southampton 6-2 last night will have been impressed with new signing, Wilfried Gnonto.

The teenager from Italy was given a call by his country this week and he capped things off with a fine performance for the Whites’ second string last night. Despite not getting on the scoresheet, Gnonto led the line well along with Patrick Bamford and showed glimpses of his class.

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And his performance, like so many in the XI last night, impressed those watching in the media. Leeds Live dished out the player ratings for the game and gave Gnonto an 8/10.

“Enjoyed his first appearance at Elland Road. He carried the ball well, looked a constant threat and showed the odd bit of skill, tool, on the night he received a call-up for Italy,” Leeds Live wrote on Gnonto.

The 18-year-old already looks set for a big future in the game and Jesse Marsch will be happy to see him doing well in the 21s right now. The chance to play alongside Bamford will have helped him, too.

TBR’s View: Leeds Have A Gem In Gnonto

There certainly looks a top young player in there in Wilfried Gnonto. The teenager looked quality against the Saints and the chance to feature alongside players at first-team level will only help him.

For Leeds fans, it looks like Jesse Marsch has pulled off a bit of a coup here but there also needs to be some patience as well. Gnonto will do the business over time, but too much too soon can’t be expected.

Gnonto looks a quality addition already and in time, Leeds will find themselves with another quality youngster on their hands.

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