Willy Gnonto has told Italian outlet Sport Mediaset that the main differences between England and Italy is the weather, since moving to Leeds United little over a year ago – saying the difference is a “bit sad”.

Gnonto, 19, has now spent more than 12 months in England with Leeds since swapping Zurich over in Switzerland for a move to Elland Road. In that time, he has played 33 times, under five different bosses.

Quite a remarkable thought, but that is the situation Leeds have put themselves in over the last year. Meanwhile, Gnonto has remained at Leeds and is now focused on helping us gain an instant promotion.

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Gnonto was asked what he felt the differences were between living in England and Italy. He says it might have been food but luckily, his parents have followed him to England. He is not a fan of the weather.

“Life here is very different, but with the food I was quite lucky because I came with my parents. The hardest thing to decipher is always the weather, it’s a bit sad around here,” Gnonto told Sport Mediaset.

“The positive thing is the level of football, it’s incredible. The atmosphere is fantastic. Abroad, there is more admiration for Serie A than we think. It is a tournament that has made history,” Gnonto continued.

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Leeds star Gnonto on differences between England and Italy

Well, Leeds can do little with the weather but it does seem that the winger is happy at Leeds. His celebration in the 3-0 win over Millwall on Sunday is proof of that. A proper release of Gnonto emotion.

Hopefully, Leeds can keep Gnonto until the end of the season and at that stage – the Whites have got themselves back into the top tier, adhering with Gnonto’s ambition. It could see us keep him again.

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