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Report: Leeds United told to moderately increase bid to sign striker target

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Leeds United have been told to up their offer if they are to sign FC Zurich starlet Wilfried Gnonto this month.

Leeds’ transfer business is not quite done yet as they continue to search for a new striker this month, hoping to add young backup to Patrick Bamford.

His injury at the weekend against Southampton may have just scared the club into taking action in that regard.

Talks to sign a striker are expected amongst the fans, and Italian international Wilfried Gnonto has reportedly entered view in the last week.

After reports from Gianluca Di Marzio that Leeds were hoping to sign the forward for a fee between €4-5million, it seems like FC Zurich are holding out for more.

However, Italian outlet Corriere dello Sport are claiming that the Swiss club are holding out for a higher fee, closer to €8million.

They also report that Zurich are also fielding interest from Germany and Holland for the 18-year-old through Hamburg and Feyenoord.

Should Gnonto go straight into the first-team?





Gnonto has played eight games this season in all competitions, featuring in three different positions across the attack with one goal to his name.

He’s not the answer to our problem of not having Bamford fit all the time, but for that price, he’s a steal and we need to wrap it up.

Not signing assured cover for the striker position could come back to haunt us, but at least we could have another very talented youngster in the side.

Gnonto is more than worth the €8million that Zurich are asking for here and with other teams interested, we need to act fast.

We are running out of time and need to get this deal sorted, because we will come to regret not landing Gnonto.

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