Agent claims Leeds have made enquiry about signing Ternana's Felipe Avenatti

Uruguay Flag

Leeds are reportedly tracking Ternana striker Felipe Avenatti.

The agent of Ternana striker Felipe Avenatti has told Ternana News that Leeds have enquired about the Uruguayan's availability.

Leeds have already snapped up two strikers this summer in Lee Erwin and Chris Wood from Motherwell and Leicester City respectively, so it would certainly be a surprise to see new manager Uwe Rosler target another striker - even with uncertainty surrounding the future of Billy Sharp, Nicky Ajose and Steve Morison.

With great contacts in Italy thanks to Massimo Cellino, Leeds have brought in a host of players from Italian football over the past year - Marco Silvestri, Gaetano Berardi, Tommaso Bianchi and Mirco Antenucci have all made the move from Italy to Elland Road recently.

Now, Leeds are allegedly looking to sign Felipe Avenatti - a Uruguayan striker who used to be Antenucci's striker partner during their time together at Ternana.

Avenatti's agent has spoken to Ternana News about the situation, admitting that Leeds have made an enquiry about the striker's services - but nothing more than that.

"Currently there is no news. For the moment there is nothing new. Felipe is a Ternana player," said Daniel Delgado. "Are Leeds after him? The English club have made enquiries, but nothing more, there is nothing," he added.

Avenatti, 22, is a classic target man, standing at 6ft 5in tall and possessing great strength and aerial ability. If Morison does leave this summer then Avenatti may have a role to play at Leeds, but until Rosler manages to shift some forwards out of Elland Road, it seems unlikely that the Uruguayan will be arriving in West Yorkshire.

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch