Leeds United have turned to Mirco Antenucci in an attempt to bolster their forward line, as reported by Phil Hay of the Yorkshire Evening Post.
Have had contact from Mirco Antenucci’s camp tonight. They say that he is “very, very close” to joining Leeds. #lufc
— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) August 18, 2014
Antenucci’s camp has been in contact with the journalist in recent hours, saying that he very close to making the move to Elland Road.
They said: “[Antenucci is] very, very close” to joining Leeds.
The Italian striker spent last season on loan with Ternana from Catania, scoring 19 goals in 40 games for the Serie B side. He was impressive to the extent that he won the Goal of the Year award from The News Strip, with Sky Sport Italia voting his bicycle kick effort second place in their annual competition.
Ternana had looked likely to retain the 30-year-old for the coming season, having renewed his co-ownership agreement for another season, but Antenucci now looks likely to move to Leeds.
Antenucci was captain of the Serie B side during his time there, and helped them avoid relegation from the second tier last season, with the side finishing 16th.