4 Goals, 3 Assists in 5 Games: Leeds linked Leonardo Pavoletti finally gets going

Genoa

Leeds United linked striker Leonardo Pavoletti has finally sprung into life.

Leonardo Pavoletti's 2014/15 season has taken a long while to get going, but he is ending it with a flourish.

The Italian snubbed advances from Leeds United last summer as reported Tuttomercatoweb, to remain with Sassuolo for a crack at Serie A after netting 24 times in Serie B for Varese last season.

He failed to make an impression as a starter and was made available for loan in January. 

Leeds renewed their interest, flying him to Elland Road to watch a game in late December, with the Yorkshire Evening Post describing him as a likely signing.

He instead chose to remain in Serie A with Genoa, but when April began he was yet to score a single goal for them, with the switch appearing to be a poor choice.

His form instead over the last five games has rescued his season. Pavoletti has four goals and three assists, netting once and creating two goals in a 4-1 win over Atalanta at the weekend.

With two games remaining his form has propelled Genoa into fifth place in Serie A - the final Europa League qualifying spot - above Fiorentina by one point with two games remaining.

His performances will likely place him back on Leeds' radar for the summer, but their chances of signing him are getting slimmer by the game.

If the Italian continues to impress, Genoa will be keen to buy him permanently, and if they do not there will be no shortage of suitors in Serie A. 

He has found form at the ideal time with the transfer window just weeks away from opening, while for Leeds he just looks like the one that got away.

The fact they ended up signing the ineffective Edgar Cani on loan instead just rubs salt into the wound.

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