Journalist: Leeds star offered to Aston Villa, Unai Emery considering bid ‘at the moment’

Transfer expert Dean Jones has told Give Me Sport that Aston Villa have been offered the chance to sign Leeds star Willy Gnonto in the next few weeks – and now, Unai Emery’s side are considering whether to act upon that offer.

Gnonto, 19, refused to play for Leeds on Wednesday night against Shrewsbury Town – with Daniel Farke confirming that the Italy ace was not available, but not injured. Reports say he asked Farke not to be considered for the game.

It is unclear if Gnonto will be involved against Birmingham City this weekend, when Leeds travel to The Midlands to take on John Eustace’s side. He has plenty of interest in his services, with Everton being strongly linked with him.

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West Ham and Fulham are also considering a move to land the ex-Inter Milan and Zurich attacker – and now, Jones has reported that Villa have been offered Gnonto. Villa are weighing up whether to take action and make an offer.

“Aston Villa have been offered the chance to sign him and are making a decision on that at the moment,” Jones told Give Me Sport, with Gnonto now looking more and more likely to leave Leeds before the end of the current window.

Dean Jones: Aston Villa offered chance to sign Leeds star Willy Gnonto

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Villa makes so much more sense for Gnonto, than Everton. As does West Ham and Fulham. Why would you go to an Everton side that are more than likely to be in the same position Leeds were in last term? They are likely to struggle.

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Everton have been down there the last two seasons, with Leeds. While Villa – who need wingers, and West Ham – who need cover, are both in Europe. Fulham have watched Dan James and Manor Solomon go. Willian is likely to go.

So, Fulham, Villa and West Ham all need wingers and all three would be an understandable move. Especially with Villa and West Ham in Europe. Fulham are likely to push for Europe. But a move to Everton makes little sense.