West Ham boss David Moyes has a second chance to sign Leeds star Wilfried Gnonto as he tells his agent to snub Everton.

There may finally be a bit of good news for West Ham in the summer transfer window, thanks to a development between Leeds United and Everton.

According to a report from The Mirror, the Hammers are keen to sign Leeds attacker Wilfried Gnonto.

The 19-year-old Italy international was one of the rare highlights for Leeds United as they were relegated last season.

And so he is now being coveted by clubs across Europe, including West Ham and Everton.

With Gnonto’s compatriot Gianluca Scamacca looking almost certain to leave West Ham for a return to Serie A, David Moyes desperately needs reinforcements.

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West Ham boss David Moyes has second chance to sign Leeds star Wilfried Gnonto as he tells agent to snub Everton

The Hammers have already missed out on both Harvey Barnes and Carlos Borges who play in the same position as Leeds’ powerful bundle of energy Gnonto.

So it is clearly an area Moyes is looking to strengthen.

There was bad news for West Ham a couple of weeks ago when a report from Sport Italia, claimed Everton had leapfrogged the likes of West Ham to close in on the signing of Gnonto from Leeds.

But West Ham boss Moyes has a second chance to sign Leeds star Gnonto as he tells his agent to snub Everton.

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Second chance at bundle of energy and enthusiasm Gnonto and West Ham must take it

According to TEAMtalk sources, the Leeds winger has made clear to his agent that a move to Everton is not appealing to him.

On hearing of the snub from Gnonto’s agent after a £20m bid from Everton, the report claims the Toffees have already turned their attention to Southampton’s Kamaldeen Sulemana.

That clears the path for West Ham to reignite their interest as they desperately search for reinforcements.

The Hammers remain the only club in the top flight without a new arrival this summer.

And Gnonto could be the perfect compromise between Moyes and technical director Tim Steidten.

The West Ham boss wants players who have proved they can cut it in the Premier League while Steidten uses a data driven approach to target young, talented players with bags of potential.

As a player Gnonto ticks a lot of boxes for both men amid West Ham’s transfer stand-off.


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