Leeds United winger Willy Gnonto has commented on his life and the weather in West Yorkshire, after leaving Italy early in his career, joining FC Zurich before the Whites.
Leeds are gearing up for their seventh game of the season in the Championship this evening with a trip to Hull City on the cards tonight.
Willy Gnonto will be hoping for another start after leaving the New Den battered and bruised in a selfless display that helped tee up a 3-0 win.
What’s the latest with Gnonto?
August brought major controversy with Gnonto at Elland Road, refusing to play under Daniel Farke amid strong transfer interest, to then hand in a formal transfer request in the build-up to Leeds’ home clash with Willy Gnonto.
Daniel Farke brought him back in for the trip to Ipswich Town where he scored in a 4-3 win, to then be named in every starting lineup since.
Gnonto comments on life in Leeds
The Italian has now spoken about his life in West Yorkshire in an interview with Sportsmediaset, where he comments on the less-than-ideal weather in Leeds:
“Life here is very different, but with the food I was quite lucky because I came with my parents. The most difficult thing to decipher is always the weather, it’s a bit sad around here… The positive thing however is the level of football, it’s incredible. I’ve been to lots of stadiums and the atmosphere is fantastic. However, I think that abroad there is more admiration for Serie A than we think, it is a tournament that has made history and there is a lot of admiration both for Italy and for the championship itself.”
Weather has been an issue for a number of signings that have moved to England in the past, and Gnonto might be used to better climates.
However, it’s not something that is going to be stopping him from playing for us in the gruelling cold nights in the winter schedule.
Perhaps Gnonto sees himself playing at the highest level, and there’s chance that he’ll get that opportunity in the future, but not yet.
The Serie A looks to be where his heart lies long-term, as much as he wants to play in the Premier League.