Leeds United are reportedly lining up to sign Zurich striker Wilfried Gnonto amid interest from Bournemouth.
Although the Cherries are considering eyeing Leeds in the running, the 18-year-old appears to be intent on a move to Yorkshire, having already agreed personal terms with the Whites.
It’s rare to see managers so blasé about their potential earnings, but Marsch has publicly stated that he wants to sign the Italy international.
“We know him. We think very strongly of him, he is a talented young player. We are very active in pursuing things and we have strategies. We still have time. There will be movement. Marsch said, according to Leeds’ official YouTube channel.
With Leeds looking no closer to signing a new striker, it makes sense to make a move for the 18-year-old.
Bournemouth are on the brink of relegation and they wouldn’t want to join a sinking ship and risk playing Championship football next season.
With him agreeing to personal terms, it’s pretty clear that his heart is set on Leeds and all that’s left is for Los Blancos to make an official offer that matches Zurich’s valuation.
If they prioritize other options, they need to act fast for them because there isn’t long before the window closes.
In other Leeds United news, Los Blancos could make one last push for an international striker after being left out of their squad last weekend.