Juventus are very keen on signing Willy Gnonto and could look to use Weston McKennie in their bid to sign the Leeds United star, according to a report from Calciomercatoweb.
Gnonto is one player we are not surprised to see linked with a move away from Elland Road. The 19-year-old has proved to be an inspired signing for the Whites.
He was certainly the only player giving the fans reason for optimism during the latter stages of Jesse Marsch’s tenure. And he looked a lot more like himself in the weekend draw with Brighton after a couple of quieter games.
Juventus eye Willy Gnonto
If we go down, you would imagine that Gnonto will be one of the first out of the door. But it is likely that Leeds will face a battle even Javi Gracia’s men manage to beat the drop.
Calciomercatoweb reports that one club who have their eye on the teenager are Juventus. The Old Lady are closely monitoring Gnonto.
Of course, Leeds and Juve have already done a deal this season. McKennie joined Leeds on loan in the January transfer window, with the Premier League side able to make his move permanent for £30 million this summer.
And Calciomercatoweb reports that Juventus could use McKennie in their offer for Gnonto.
Leeds fans have been fairly realistic about what the future holds for Gnonto. It has been apparent for some time that he could be destined for the very highest level, even if he has not been at his ‘outstanding‘ best in recent weeks.
Our only hope – realistically – is getting the best fee possible for the youngster. McKennie meanwhile, is yet to really prove that he is worth £30 million, despite some bright glimpses.
So getting McKennie in exchange is probably not going to sit well with fans unless Juventus also pay a significant fee for Gnonto on top of any sort of swap.