Leeds United signed Wilfried Gnoto in the summer from FC Zurich. He is an Italian international who has spent most of his youth career at Inter Milan. Leeds United bought him on a five-year deal to the English Premier League. He is only 19 years old, and his performances on the field have raised the interest of a few Premier League clubs. Leeds are fighting relegation this season. They recently moved out of the relegation zone after collecting points in the last few games. Gnoto played a decent role in these matches as well as in the whole season. We now look at some of the stats of the player that show why English Premier League clubs are thinking about signing him.
A debut season in the Premier League
Wilfried Gnoto joined the club in the summer and has made 16 English Premier League appearances. He has started in 12 games and scored twice for Leeds United. The above viz shows the percentile rank of the player in comparison to other left-attacking midfielders in the league. It can be observed that the forward has a decent percentile rank. He is ranked just around average in some of the stats and is highly ranked for attempting dribbles. Overall, the youngster has had a decent season.
The creative side
Wilfried Gnonto is a left-winger who likes to stretch the opposition’s defence with his speed and skills. The two visuals above show the progressive runs made by the player and the winger actions performed by him. It can be observed that Gnonto likes to stay wide on the flanks. He attempts 7.29 dribbles per 90 minutes and has a decent success rate of 56.4%. Adding to this, the player makes 3.88 progressive runs per 90 minutes. Gnonto is a player who likes to deliver crosses as well. The 19-year-old attempts 2.87 crosses and has an accuracy rate of 27%. He is a winger who likes to make use of his flank and run past the opposition players to create chances for his team.
The speed and skills of the player have allowed him to win 31 fouls for his side. Most of the fouls have been won in the final third. This is a great positive for any team that he joins.
The end product
At an average of 1.32 shots per 90 minutes, Gnonto has taken 17 in total. He has managed to hit the target seven times, with a few on-target shots coming from outside the penalty box. Gnonto is not a player who finds space near the six-yard box. Most of his shots have been taken from the favoured left side. The player averages 2.56 touches inside the opposition penalty box.
Adding to his goal-scoring talent, Gnonto has also provided three assists. Of the 12 shot assists, three have found the back of the net. By looking at the above chart, we can observe that Wilfried Gnonto likes to cut back some of his passes, and his teammates often find space for themselves. Gnonto averages 29.64 passes per 90 minutes with a 74.9% accuracy rate. These include 2.79 passes to the penalty box with a decent accuracy rate of 52.8%. His ability to run past the defenders allows him to create such chances.
Why did Leeds United sign him at first?
Leeds United signed a player who scored nine goals and provided two assists in 33 Swiss Super League games. He scored goals from more dangerous positions and caught the eye of the English club. Gnonto was once again effective with his dribbling and was often fouled by the opposition. Overall, he had the same gameplay but was more dominant in Switzerland.
Wilfried Gnonto is a young talent at Leeds United. His inclusion in the team is likely to have an effect on the odds rate. As for the over/under goals, the over goals might thrive in some of the matches.
The 19-year-old Leeds United talent has made a name for himself in the English Premier League. He has caught the eye of many clubs and Leeds United might allow him to leave if they get a good deal. Gnonto has the speed that adjusts him well in the Premier League and he can even become a bigger name in the future.
Visuals via TFA data viz engine