Wilfried Gnonto is getting ‘closer and closer’ to joining Everton this summer.

That’s according to Sky Sports Italia, who have reported that the winger is finally nearing a move to Goodison Park after weeks of talk.

Gnonto attracted interest following his brilliant debut season with Leeds United and Everton are now eager to take advantage of the Whites’ relegation to the Championship.

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The Toffees were reportedly up against the likes of Aston Villa, Crystal Palace and a number of clubs across Europe, however it appears they are set to win the race for his signature this summer.

After costing Leeds only £3.8 million last summer, reports in Italy have now claimed that Daniel Farke’s side could demand around £18.18m to lure the teenager away from Elland Road.

With Everton closing in on a deal for Gnonto, it looks like they are set to pay the desired fee as they look to secure their second signing of the summer.

Everton fans should be very excited if Wilfried Gnonto joins the club

What a signing Wilfried Gnonto could be for Everton.

Fans know not to get their hopes up until the youngster has put pen to paper and the club has announced his arrival, however it is difficult not to get excited about the potential deal.

While Gnonto only netted two goals in the Premier League last season, he often received rave reviews from pundits, managers and supporters.

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Following Leeds United’s defeat to Aston Villa in January, Gary Neville told Sky Sports: “To see someone so mature, so young is very unusual in that position.

“Sometimes you see potential and talent but watching him so closely, his understanding of where to be, his choice of pass, when to run with it, his awareness of teammates, really good honestly. He’s very direct, I’m a huge admirer of him.”

Gnonto has shown bags of potential during his brief time in England there is no doubt that he will have a huge impact on the Toffees’ struggling attack.

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