Leeds United's Wilfried Gnonto named in Italy U21s squad alongside Juventus and AC Milan stars and ex-Whites goalkeeper Elia Caprile

Leeds United star Wilfried Gnonto has been named in the ltaly under-21s squad for the UEFA European Under-21 Championship.

The 19-year-old is currently on duty with the Italian senior side but will also be linking up with the Azzurri’s under-21 team. His second international call-up of the summer could potentially delay his return to Thorp Arch for pre-season training, with the final of the UEFA European Under-21 Championship scheduled for July 8.

Gnonto is the only member of the Italy under-21s squad currently plying his trade outside of Italy, having left the country of his birth in 2020 to join FC Zurich in Switzerland before signing for Leeds.

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There is also a place in the squad for former Leeds goalkeeper Elia Caprile, now of Serie B outfit Bari. Now 21, Caprile was one of the players recruited during Victor Orta’s time as director of football at Elland Road.

Despite being named as a substitute for the first-team on numerous occasions, Caprile left Leeds last year having failed to make a single senior appearance. He did, however, feature regularly at under-23 level. He has gone from strength to strength since his Elland Road exit, establishing himself at Bari and earning international opportunities at youth level.