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Playmaker's EFL 72: #61-#51

#57: Willy Gnonto (Leeds United)

2024/04/10 19:20
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Exciting forward Willy Gnonto had a relatively slow start to the 2023/24 season. Fitness issues and speculation around his future following Leeds United's relegation from the Premier League no doubt played a role in that but since the start of the new year the Italian has been at his best – in particular the most recent months.

Although always an exciting part of the Whites' electric attack, Gnonto is now starting to show his best form and Leeds will be hoping he leads them back to the top flight – something that the club will need to try and keep hold of the 20-year-old next season.

Since the start of February, Gnonto has scored six times in the league, the most of any Leeds United player. 

As well as those goals, Gnonto has provided one assist putting him up to seven goal involvements making him joint-top at the club in that time frame alongside Georginio Rutter. 

Perhaps the highlight for Gnonto this season was his performance against Millwall in March. The winger was the start of the show for Leeds at Elland Road that day and opening the scoring with a truly brilliant goal, cutting inside and unleashing an accurate, powerful effort that left the goalkeeper scrambling. 

“I’m really happy at the moment," the player said on his recent bright form at the end of last month. "I’m happy because I’m finally showing what I can do and helping the team as well.”

Gnonto's form came at the right time for Daniel Farke's team who are now firing on all cylinders as they attempt to get back to the Premier League.

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2024-04-10 20h04m by lhalliday_bart
As a football fan, I am so excited for the next batch of standouts in the 'Playmaker 72'! It's always a tough decision to rank players from different divisions, but I can't wait to see who makes the cut.
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