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Leeds United centre-forward Wilfried Gnonto could possibly be handed his first-team debut at Crystal Palace this weekend.

What’s the discuss?

That’s in keeping with Beren Cross, with the journalist stating his perception in a current article for Leeds Stay that, following Luis Sinisterra’s sending off in opposition to Aston Villa, the 18-year-old striker will now seemingly be an choice Jesse Marsch calls upon from the bench at Selhurst Park this weekend.

In his article, Cross wrote: “The [Joe] Gelhardt exclusion was a one-off speaking level yesterday and, satirically, he’ll in all probability be again in by this weekend with Luis Sinisterra’s suspension.

“The Colombian’s absence may also push Gnonto that little nearer to the primary XI and make him a possible choice from the bench at Crystal Palace. If he can nudge forward of the membership’s finest younger striker in half a month, his adaptation to Premier League soccer goes to be fascinating.”

Actually thrilling for Leeds

Contemplating simply how a lot potential Gnonto appears to be like to own, Cross’ declare that the 18-year-old could possibly be handed his Premier League debut this weekend – only a month after making a £3.8m transfer to Elland Highway – is undoubtedly extraordinarily excellent news for everybody concerned with the membership.

Certainly, talking of the Italian ahead earlier this time period, U21s supervisor Michael Skubala claimed that {the teenager} is “actually thrilling to look at,” and thus, with Leeds lacking a sure Sinisterra, he could possibly be simply the participant to supply a component of magic to Marsch’s facet.

The £9m-rated expertise was in distinctive type over his 33 Tremendous League appearances – solely 9 of which got here as begins – for FC Zurich final season, scoring eight objectives, registering three assists and creating 4 huge possibilities for his teammates, along with taking a median of 1.4 pictures, making 0.8 key passes and finishing 0.9 dribbles per recreation.

For comparability, ought to {the teenager} have returned these numbers for Leeds within the Premier League final season, he would have ranked joint-second for objectives, joint-second for assists and joint-fourth for giant possibilities created within the Whites squad.

Moreover, with the 18-year-old, who was dubbed a “actual diamond” by scout Jacek Kulig, having already made six appearances for the Italian nationwide crew – turning into the youngest goalscorer within the Azzurri’s historical past within the course of – it’s clear to see that Roberto Mancini charges the centre-forward extraordinarily extremely.

As such, it might very a lot seem as if all issues level in the direction of Gnonto possessing the power to change into one thing of a world-beater at Elland Highway, one thing that, ought to Cross be right in his prediction, supporters of the Whites may see a primary glimpse of in opposition to Crystal Palace this weekend – one thing that’s certain to be an extremely thrilling prospect.



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