The agent of Wilfried Gnonto has revealed that his client wants to return to the Premier League amid Everton interest.

Claudio Vigorelli spoke to Calciomercato on Gnonto’s future prior to Italy U21’s defeat to Norway on Wednesday.

Gazzetta Dello Sport reported earlier this week that Everton had made ‘concrete moves’ to land the teenager following Leeds United’s relegation to the Championship.

Gnonto enjoyed a breakthrough campaign following his move to Elland Road last summer and looks increasingly likely to return to the top flight.

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“I say that we are concentrating on the national team and the European Championship,” Vigorelli said.

“Then we have to talk to Leeds, and we’ll see, but I think there will be options.

“The Premier League experience has been fantastic for him, and I think he wants to continue in that direction. Then, in football, everything can be, but right now the focus is on the national team.”

Italy’s 1-0 loss to Norway means they have been knocked out of the U-21 Euros tournament and Gnonto will return to Yorkshire for pre-season training while his future is determined.

Would Wilfried Gnonto choose the Premier League over a return to Italy?

Wilfried Gnonto spent his youth career in his native Italy before moved to Switzerland with Zurich in 2020.

While he has already spent a good few years away from his home country, Gnonto could have favoured a return to Italy after reports linked him with a move to Inter and Juventus.

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However, Vigorelli’s recent comments suggests that the 19-year-old may be targeting a Premier League move rather than a switch to the Serie A.

If Gnonto prefers to remain in England then that hands Everton a huge advantage in their pursuit of the forward.

A number of top flight clubs including Manchester City and Arsenal have expressed interest in Gnonto, though the Toffees are one of few that could actually offer him regular first team football.

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