Transfer update on Leeds United loanee Zan Benedicic

AC Milan

AC Milan's Zan Benedicic is attracting interest in Italy despite a washout of a spell at Leeds United.

Zan Benedicic arrived at Leeds United last summer amid high hopes, only to see his dreams of making a name for himself in England dashed by injuries.

The Slovenian prospect played only two games as a substitute under the management of Dave Hockaday, before knee trouble wiped out his season.

Benedicic, on loan from Italian giants AC Milan, had to undergo surgery and it was clear by the turn of the calendar year that he would not be of use to the club for the remainder of the season - or going forward.

The 19-year-old attacking midfielder is not expected back at the Championship club, and it appears his immediate future may lie in Italy.

Getting into the Milan side is only aspirational for him at this point - and he will need another loan move to get regular football and his career back on track.

MilanNews.it has reported Benedicic has been the subject of an enquiry from Vicenza, who last season finished in third place in Serie B.

Vicenza loaned in nine players from Serie A last season including one from Milan, and extending this strategy into 2015/16 towards Benedicic would seem to fit.

Their approach was just an enquiry, but given Benedicic's promising reputation in Italy, they may not be the only club interested.

There is no mention of Leeds in the brief report, with the Whites believed to have no further interest in giving a second season to an unproven attacker with a bad recent injury history, who may struggle in the Championship the same manner as Adryan did.

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