Wilfried Gnonto, a summer acquisition by Leeds United, has been dubbed a “interesting player” by Michael Skubala.
According to the Whites Under-21s coach, Leeds Live, Whites supporters should be excited to watch the 18-year-old in action.
On the final day of the transfer window, the Italy international transferred from FC Zurich to the Elland Road team.
Gnonto’s Leeds first-team debut, though, will now have to wait until at least October.
However, Leeds’ U21 team will play at Elland Road on Friday against Southampton’s U21 team.
Skubala’s team will try to maintain their perfect record in Division 2 of the Premier League.
The Leeds U21 coach is eager to see how Gnonto performs on his debut for the Whites.
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In an interview with Leeds Live prior to the match, Skubala said, “I’m really looking forward to working with Willy.
He’s new and a genuinely decent young man, says he.
He is a pretty fantastic character to have around the building; despite his youth, he has a lot of experience and is a really dynamic player.
“I hope the supporters will support him and see the enthusiasm he can bring to Leeds United.
“What another great chance to bring in a young talent and how we can help that potential advance through the ranks into the first squad. The fans will benefit from seeing him in person.
His English is fantastic, and he’s a really brilliant young man. “He’s trained hard, he’s worked hard, and his English is good. Sometimes when you come from outside it can take a bit of time.
“He’s another interesting potential who has certainly performed at a pretty high level internationally.
What a great atmosphere for all of these young athletes to grow when more intriguing prospects are housed in the same facility.
The more intriguing young prospects you have together, the better the programme and the support for the first team. It’s competitive, difficult, and what you want.
It’s incredibly fascinating how the players constantly getting pushed about.
What Leeds U21 members are waiting in line: Cooper, Bamford, Ayling, and Firpo?
Gnonto won’t be the only well-known athlete playing for the Whites U21s versus the Saints, according to Leeds Live.
Junior Firpo, Liam Cooper, Patrick Bamford, Luke Ayling, and others are also expected to participate in the 7 o’clock kickoff.
Following their separate ailments, the quartet will attempt to gain the playing time they so urgently need.
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