Arsenal 'plotting' shock move for Premier League starlet Pep Guardiola is 'crazy' about
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Arsenal are plotting a shock move for Leeds winger Willy Gnonto this summer, according to reports.
Meanwhile, Gnonto has emerged as a potential target, following Leeds' relegation to the Championship.
The 19-year-old only arrived at Elland Road last summer, signing from Swiss giants Zurich in a deal worth £3.8 million.
He has shown glimpses of quality, managing two goals and four assists in the Premier League, though he has struggled for regular game time.
And it would appear his Leeds career could be over before it even got off the ground, with Arsenal among the clubs tipped to battle it out for his signature.
Gnonto to Arsenal?
According to Spanish news outlet Calcio Mercato, a number of 'big' Serie A sides, including Juventus, are also keen on Gnonto's services, stating that it 'won't be an easy battle'.
The publication adds that Arsenal are ‘following his situation closely’ and are 'waiting to understand' what Leeds will do with him this summer.
Indeed, there is no guarantee that Gnonto will leave the Peacocks, having penned a five-year deal less than 12 months ago.
A separate report from TuttoMercatoWeb suggested that the idea of the Italy international playing in the Championship next season is ‘not so far fetched’.
Admittedly, it would seem unlikely for Guardiola to go after the winger, with City well stocked on both flanks.
But for the time being, Arsenal are allegedly placed on red alert, waiting to pounce should Gnonto become available.