Willy Gnonto Named in Roberto Mancini's Italy Squad

Willy Gnonto Named in Roberto Mancini\'s Italy Squad

Italy set to face England and Hungary this month

Roberto Mancini has named his latest Italy squad for their upcoming Nations League fixtures, with Leeds United forward Willy Gnonto retaining his place.

As the summer signing made his Elland Road debut for the U21s on Friday night, Mancini revealed his 29-man squad for Italy's September internationals against England and Hungary.

The Azzurri will first entertain England at the San Siro on Friday 23rd September, before facing Hungary at the Puskás Aréna Park on Monday 26th September.

Gnonto, who signed for Leeds on transfer deadline day, made his debut for Italy against Germany in June, providing the assist for Luca Pellegrini's equaliser in the 1-1 draw. The striker went on to play another three games that month, scoring his first international goal in the reverse fixture against Germany.

Gnonto got his first taste of action at Leeds on Friday night, as he played 81 minutes of the 6-2 win over Southampton's U21s. The 18 year old had also featured 12 times for his former club FC Zurich this season, featuring in their Swiss League, Champions League and Europa League games.

Italy National Squad:

Gianluigi Donnarumma (Paris Saint Germain), Alex Meret (Napoli), Ivan Provedel (Lazio), Guglielmo Vicario (Empoli), Francesco Acerbi (Inter), Alessandro Bastoni (Inter), Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus), Giovanni Di Lorenzo (Napoli), Federico Dimarco (Inter), Emerson Palmieri (West Ham), Federico Gatti (Juventus), Luiz Felipe (Betis), Pasquale Mazzocchi (Salernitana), Rafael Toloi (Atalanta), Nicolò Barella (Inter), Bryan Cristante (Roma), Jorginho (Chelsea), Lorenzo Pellegrini (Roma), Tommaso Pobega (Milan), Sandro Tonali (Milan), Marco Verratti (Paris Saint Germain). Matteo Cancellieri (Lazio), Wilfried Gnonto (Leeds), Vincenzo Grifo (Friborg), Ciro Immobile (Lazio), Matteo Politano (Napoli), Giacomo Raspadori (Napoli), Gianluca Scamacca (West Ham), Alessio Zerbin (Napoli)