Wilfried Gnonto, according to former Leeds United player Carlton Palmer, would only fetch between £10 and £15 million at this point.
Everton showed a great deal of interest in Gnonto throughout the summer, and Leeds turned down several bids, the greatest of which was estimated to be worth around £25 million.
The 20-year-old made a strong push to go from Leeds to Goodison Park over the course of a few weeks, but 49ers Enterprises stood by their position that he was not for sale, and as a result, the situation was resolved.
Speaking to Football League World, Palmer, however, expressed his belief that Leeds, having learned of the club’s “u-turn” on his future, will now regret not accepting that offer.
He believes Leeds would only be able to fetch between £10 and £15 million in January, which is a lot less than what Everton offered in the summer.
Leeds does not need to give up Gnonto.
“Leeds United is reportedly willing to cash in on Gnonto in the January window, which is a massive U-turn,” he stated. Despite being kicked out of the first team and felt he couldn’t play after bids were turned down all summer, Leeds maintained that he wasn’t for sale.
Nevertheless, he hasn’t done well this season. He has only made six game starts, one goal, and one assist. When he attempted to force a departure, Leeds turned down a £25 million approach from Everton in the summer.
Leeds wouldn’t get that kind of money again, therefore I believe the most they could hope to obtain for a player who is struggling in the Championship is between £10 and £15 million.
Despite Gnonto sitting on the bench for much of the season, his stock may have fallen, but Leeds does not need to sell him—at least not for less than what they turned down in the summer.
Since Daniel Farke has previously stated that keeping everyone is his top priority in January, he won’t accept that kind of offer for the Italian international, who is 20 years old.
Though there is no denying Gnonto’s talent, you can guarantee he is not pleased with the amount of minutes he has played recently.