Tony Dorigo was blown away by Leeds talent Willy Gnonto and his cameo role against Bournemouth, giving an exciting verdict on the Italy wonderkid to LUTV – after the summer signing laid on the assist for Crysencio Summerville’s winner.

Gnonto turned 19 on Saturday and on the same day, the Italy international was given his second Premier League outing. This time, it was a lot longer than the one at Anfield, in which he crossed for Summerville to score the winner.

At Elland Road, he went one better. Liam Cooper headed the ball down to Gnonto from a Bournemouth free-kick, the score reading 3-3. He powered up the pitch, going past numerous Bournemouth players before feeding Summerville.

The weight of the pass with inch-perfect, the spin on the ball, the timing – everything. Summerville did not even have to take a touch before firing in our fourth, past Mark Travers. Dorigo gave his verdict on the £16k-a-week star.

“Gnonto was brilliant. For 45 minutes, he was superb. 19? Well I can’t believe it. The way he plays is like he has an old head on young shoulders. Seeing the game out. His first game at Elland Road, he will be thinking the noise is fantastic.”

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Dorigo blown away by Leeds talent Gnonto against Bournemouth

So, does he start against Tottenham? Well, one thing should be for sure – and that he starts against Wolves on Wednesday night. Leeds take on the Midlands club, who have hired Julen Lopetegui, in the Carabao Cup third round.

Gnonto should be given the nod against Wolves and perhaps, judging on that performance, could then be used on Saturday. But it might even be that Gnonto is only on the bench again, with a view to starting him on Saturday.

Jesse Marsch has got some decisions to make – maybe he thinks it is still slightly too soon for Gnonto to be thrown in. Jack Harrison was poor in the first half against Bournemouth, while Summerville and Gnonto are the men in form.

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