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Leeds United will have to pay €1.5m for 19 goal striker Antenucci

Ternana reportedly want €1.5 million for their star striker Mirko Antenucci.

Yesterday was a good day for Leeds United, as they picked up their first win of the Championship season against Middlesbrough. It was also a positive day because of the goalscorer, the instantly popular Yorkshire lad Billy Sharp showing off his predatory instinct to earn victory.

With Sharp's arrival it would be fair to say Leeds could start considering other avenues of the pitch for improvement. A wide-man with some genuine pace for example. However with Noel Hunt, Dominic Poleon and Steve Morison not instilling confidence in the fans another striker might still be needed.

One player they have chased this summer is Ternana striker Mirko Antenucci.

Leeds reportedly wanted him on loan earlier this summer, a deal Terni pulled the plug on, despite the player being keen on a move. They want to sell him permanently, and according to Gazzetta dello Sport, their price-tag is €1.5 million.

Antenucci is 30-years-old but did score an impressive 19 goals in 40 appearances in Serie B last term. But at that price it is probably a deal best to steer clear of.

Another striker is certainly not off the cards, but for that amount of money they could buy better options with Championship experience or indeed fill out more problematic areas of the pitch.

Plus, who needs Antenucci when you have Billy Sharp!

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