Wilfried Gnonto has returned to first-team training.
Leeds United are now looking to reintegrate the Italian winger back into Daniel Farke’s plans after he handed in a transfer request, BBC Sport reports.
Gnonto hasn’t featured for the Whites since their opening day draw with Cardiff City, having refused to play in their following matches.
The ‘intelligent’ 19-year-old’s attitude led to him being forced to train alone, however the club were still adamant on keeping him this summer.
Despite a flurry of bids from Everton and a written transfer request from Gnonto last week, Leeds United don’t seem to be budging on their stance and have begun to bring him back into the squad after holding talks with Farke and chief executive Angus Kinnear.
Leeds are set to travel to Ipswich Town in the Championship this weekend and it remains to be seen whether Gnonto will be named on the team-sheet for the first time in almost three weeks.
Everton’s most recent bid reached £25 million but was turned down by the Yorkshire outfit, while they were expected to make an improved offer for the Italy international.
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However, it looks increasingly likely that Gnonto’s pursuit of a move will be unsuccessful and the Toffees may have to move on as they look to bolster their attack.
Wilfried Gnonto has already burnt bridges with Leeds United fans
Wilfried Gnonto’s refusal to play and eagerness to return to the Premier League didn’t sit well with the Leeds United supporters.
The Whites sang songs about the youngster in their opening matches and have made it clear that they don’t want him at the club if he is going to have such a negative attitude.
Farke’s side have even had to condemn the racist abuse he has received due to his situation.
It almost seems like Gnonto’s relationship with the fans is beyond repair and it will be interesting to see if that has any effect on whether the club do keep him beyond transfer deadline day.