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Jesse Marsch's first meeting with Wilfried Gnonto was so wholesome, Leeds boss gave him a warm welcome

Nasir Jabbar

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Jesse Marsch's first meeting with Wilfried Gnonto was so wholesome, Leeds boss gave him a warm welcome

Fans online are loving Jesse Marsch's warm embrace with Leeds United's deadline day signing of Wilfried Gnonto. Check it out below:


Gnonto, 18, completed a move to Leeds from FC Zurich on the final day of the summer transfer window.

He met his new manager upon arriving at Leeds' training base and received a homely welcome following his transfer.

Leeds' official Twitter account shared a video of the Italian international being introduced to the American boss.

The video shows Marsch hugging Gnonto before having a conversation.

Image: Leeds United
Image: Leeds United

The chat begins with Marsch being pleasantly surprised about the player's ability to speak English.

Their exchange then moves to the swift nature of the transfer, with Marsch telling Gnonto to go back home to retrieve his belongings to feel more settled at his new club.

Marsch then asks the youngster about his family, with the 48-year-old leaving the room to meet Gnonto's parents.

Fans online loved Marsch's interaction with Gnonto.

One Twitter user wrote: "Jesse Marsch seems like a genuinely sound bloke."

A second tweeted: "Sorry but Jesse Marsch is so nice, imagine going to a barbecue he's hosting."

A third added: "I love that he thinks about him settling in and his family. Great leadership."

Gnonto spoke to LUFC about his delight at joining the Elland Road outfit.

"I’m very happy to be here, this is a great club," he said.

"I can’t wait to see all of the fans and be at Elland Road very soon.

"I’m very proud and my family is too, Leeds United is an incredible club with a great history.

"Playing in the Premier League is something I’ve always wanted and that has driven me to work even more, I can’t wait to see the fans and help the team.

"The way Leeds play is incredible and I hope I can fit well, it’s a game with a lot of power and speed which is good for me because I am this type of player.

"The Premier League is the best in the world and it is a big challenge for me, but I’m sure I will adapt well and hope to play well also.

"I know I have a lot to improve and at Leeds I think I can develop myself and become a better player."

Featured Image Credit: Leeds United

Topics: Football, Leeds United

Nasir Jabbar
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