Lorenzo Insigne isn’t the only name Lazio are tracking to bolster their wings, as they are examining whether to go after Willy Gnonto, who stayed put at Leeds United despite the relegation. The Italian attacker continues to have a robust price tag, around €20M. Tottenham are leading the race to sign him, Corriere dello Sport informs.
The 20-year-old, who tried to leave last summer, has underperformed in the Championship so far. He has scored and assisted once in ten appearances. He missed time with an ankle sprain and hasn’t had a big role in recent matches. After being a regular with Italy under Roberto Mancini, he starred with the Azzurrini in the most recent international break.
Lazio have been offered Gnonto by agents and intermediaries. Their level of interest remains to be determined, especially in light of his sizeable valuation. The Biancocelesti are mulling a few names in the same role. Savinho, who’s equally expensive, and Palmeiras’ Artur are also in their crosshairs.
The former costs roughly €10M. He has posted 13 goals and 3 assists in 55 appearances across all competitions this season. He was highly productive at RB Bragantino and Bahia in previous campaigns as well.
Our Take on Lazio and Gnonto
They could use an injection of youth, but given what’s going on with Gustav Tang Isaken, they need somebody whom Maurizio Sarri considers ready to contribute right away. That’s not easy to find without breaking the bank.
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