Willy Gnonto’s agent speaks out amid Everton’s transfer interest in Leeds United forward

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Everton have had several offers turned down for Willy Gnonto.

The agent of Willy Gnonto has admitted that Leeds United continue to 'block' a potential transfer to Everton.

The Toffees are keen on signing the 19-year-old in their bid to bolster attacking options. Following Leeds' relegation from the Premier League last season, Gnonto wants to be depart. He has missed the Whites' past three games and handed in a transfer request before their 1-1 draw against West Brom last Friday.

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However, Leeds have released a statement insisting that the Italy international, who recorded two goals and four assists in 2022-23, will not be leaving Elland Road. He is currently training away from the first team, with Everton having several offers turned down so far.

Via the Yorkshire Post, Gnonto's agent Claudio Vigorelli admitted the situation is currently complicated. He said: “The situation is complicated. Leeds are blocking the requests we have in the Premier League.”

A Leeds statement earlier this month said: “Earlier this week, Willy Gnonto and his representatives were informed by the club that he would not be sold this summer. Following those conversations, Willy felt he was unable to play in Wednesday night’s Carabao Cup tie with Shrewsbury Town.

Despite training for the last two days, Willy has informed Daniel Farke that he still does not feel able to play this weekend and has not travelled to Birmingham for the game tomorrow. This is now an internal disciplinary matter and the club will make no further comment, other than to reiterate that Willy Gnonto is not for sale.”

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