Club may now lower asking price as new twist emerges for everton

There is an expectation that Leeds United could lower their asking price on wantaway forward Wilfried Gnonto, with Everton interested, according to Jacque Talbot.

According to the journalist, taking to his personal Twitter account (14 August), the Italian international is pushing for a move to Everton this summer after the Whites were insistent on Friday 11 August that he wasn’t for sale.

Online outlet TEAMtalk reported on 11 August that Leeds United had slapped a £25m price tag on Gnonto with Everton also having a second bid rejected (The Times, 11 August), but the Whites are now believed to have reneged on their stance.View Tweet

Leeds may now lower Gnonto asking price as new twist emerges - report

Talbot tweeted on Monday night: “Informed Wilfried Gnonto is continuing to push for a move to Everton and there is an expectation that Leeds will eventually lower their asking price – club have reneged their position.”

Getting closer

Leeds United’s recent position on Gnonto is perfectly understandable given the number of players they’ve already lost this summer, but it’s been made abundantly clear how he feels about his Elland Road future.

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Gnonto clearly wants to depart the club and it now appears as if the relationship between the two parties have significantly deteriorated as a result of the Whites’ stubborn stance.

However, following Talbot’s latest update, it seems as if the West Midlands outfit are softening their stance and potentially now open to allowing Gnonto to leave which suggests his inevitable Elland Road exit is edging closer.

Daniel Farke and Leeds United simply cannot afford to have an unhappy player in a much-depleted camp and it’s best for all parties involved that Gnonto is moved on so the club can seek out replacements fairly swiftly.

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Everton are desperate for him right now, but do they have the kind of money that Leeds may want in their warchest? Given their financial issues right now, that looks uncertain but it may leave the door open for other Premier League clubs to exploit.