Wilfried Gnonto: Daniel Farke gives forward second chance

Last updated : 25 August 2023 By ..

Leeds United boss Daniel Farke has said forward Wilfried Gnonto has apologised for refusing to play.

The 19-year-old handed in a written transfer request last Friday and has not featured for the past three games.

However, he could feature at Ipswich on Saturday after returning to training with the 1st team this week.

The Italy international played in the 2-2 draw with Cardiff on the opening weekend but asked not to be involved in the EFL Cup tie with Shrewsbury three days later and Leeds' subsequent league games against Birmingham and West Brom.

Farke, who took over at Elland Road in the summer, said he had some "understanding" for Gnonto but was pleased with how the club handled the situation.

Gnonto may return to the matchday squad for Saturday's trip to league leaders Ipswich.