Is Gnonto being rewarded for dumping agent?

23 Jan 2024 09:11 am, by Ellandback1

Good Morning. It's Tuesday 23rd January, and here are the latest headlines from Elland Road...

Is Gnonto being rewarded for dumping agent

Wilfred Gnonto is close to agreeing a new contract at Elland Road, amid rumours of a rift between him and his agents Vigo Global Sport Services Srl. Gnonto's behaviour last Summer left a lot to be desired. His request for a move to Goodison Park was repeatedly denied, leading to the 20 year old going on strike. Reading between the lines, it looks very much like he had been advised very badly, and is now being rewarded for dumping his agent.

According to Transfermarkt, the Italian International is Vigo Global Sport's second hottest commodity behind Villa forward Nicolo Zaniolo; losing him will be a massive loss. Gnonto looked certain to leave Elland Road this month, and had been linked with moves to Everton, West Ham, Roma and more recently a loan to buy agreement with Lazio. By signing new terms, it will once and for all put an end to all the speculation.

Points shared in top of the table clash

Jeremy Sarmiento's last gasp strike earned Ipswich Town a share of the spoils last night against top of the table Leicester City. The Foxes has gone ahead on the half hour mark when former Leeds rookie Leif Davis once against turned the ball into his own net, much to the delight of the home crowd.

The form guide (which includes the 4-0 drubbing at ER) shows Ipswich in 15th place, with seven points from their last six games. Southampton top the list with sixteen points from a possible eighteen, whilst Leeds are third on twelve, ahead of Leicester City in fourth who have a point less.

The Whites are now five points behind Ipswich Town, who moved back up to second spot on 59 points. Saints drop to third, still four points ahead of Leeds.

Spurs set to hike up fee for Rodon

Multiple media sources are suggesting that Tottenham Hotspur could hike up the fee for wantaway defender Joe Rodon, amid claims Leeds would like to make the deal permanent!

It has been suggested that the 26yo would love to end his three and a half year nightmare, and sign for the Whites on a permanent basis, but reports from North London indicate they want between £15m - £20m!

He joined the North London outfit from Swansea City during the Summer of 2020 for a fee of £11m, but has only made fifteen appearances. On top of that, he only has 16 months left on his contract.

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Kennyb41 wrote on 24 Jan 2024 11:16 am

andrewjohnsmith wrote: Tue Jan 23, 2024 5:40 pm I could see a chairman throwing out a 50 million price tag for someone with 2 years left on his contract. Realistically, if he was only attracting the attention of championship clubs, then you're not going to get more than 25 million. But, if you don't want to sell, or want to start a negotiation process, you can throw whatever asking price you want out there.

I can also see a player's value dropping dramatically as he approaches the last year of his contract. In 16 months, he'll be worth Zero. So, Spurs will be open to any offer come summer time.

Paradoxically, with the season he's had so far, I'd say his reputation has increased while his value has dropped. Seems like the perfect time to start working on a permanent deal.
Ahh, my mistake then, i thought it was up after this season, either way, i still wouldn't go daft, he's promising and good signs are there.

But he's still unproven at top level and rejected really by Spurs managers. DF should have his price for him.

Kennyb41 wrote on 24 Jan 2024 11:10 am

andrewjohnsmith wrote: Tue Jan 23, 2024 5:31 pm I think Wober was the one that upset the fans and the dressing room the most. He went on record as saying he was committed to the club, then left a week or two later.

I think it was his departure that sparked the Cooper response, "If you don't want to be here, fcuk off."

I agree that Wober would be a great player to have back. But I do think he lost a lot of respect with the fans and with his teammates.
Honestly Andrew he wouldn't tha knows, he's ok, but i have no confidence in him bringing the ball out, i would rather get some money for him and hand it to DF and his team.

I have Pascal, Cooper, Gruev and Ampadu in front of him with our current style, and possibly others.

But none of them in front of him defensively, weird innit :duno:

Kennyb41 wrote on 24 Jan 2024 11:05 am

Anyhows, Rodons here till the end of the season anyway.

And then he's out of contract, he's playing in front of 37,000 here and loves it.

It'll come down to wages and what the lad wants to do himself.

Kennyb41 wrote on 24 Jan 2024 11:02 am

weasel wrote: Tue Jan 23, 2024 1:21 pm I think the £50m was just someone mishearing £15m and then writing it and everyone seemed to accept it as true which would be ridiculous - if he was worth £50m he would be playing for Tottenham. Tottenham wanted £15m and likely the fee would end up being around that. It isn't like top prem clubs would be going after him so then it throws it into the mid to bottom level prem sides or potentially top end championship. He still isn't proven in the prem and Spurs seemingly don't think he is good enough to be one of their 4 or 5 central defenders. Completely unlike the Ben White situation where he had youth on his side and the 'big' spenders were after him. Rodon will also be into the last year of his contract.

I would have thought if we got promoted then we would be his preferred destination.
Up to now i'm enjoying watching things unfold with DF, he's definitely filling me with some confidence going forward, and i do enjoy it when i feel i'm on the same wavelength as him when i read between the lines of his statements.

This is hypothetical atm, but he's worked with Godfrey before and it's not out of the equation. So Rodons contract is ending, DF doesn't have to go begging Levi for him, yes we'd like him, but it's not the end of the world, other CH's can be found, so it ALL depends on the price and DF has to have the bargaining card that he'll walk away if Levi plays hardball and daft money is asked for.

One thing i do know with DF up to now - He's not daft.

Kennyb41 wrote on 24 Jan 2024 10:48 am

Am i bovvered.