Agent outlines Antenucci and Bellusci's aspirations, admits both will stay at Leeds

Mirco Antenucci

Giuseppe Bellusci and Mirco Antenucci want to avoid another relegation battle, according to the player's agent.

The agent of Leeds duo Mirco Antenucci and Giuseppe Bellusci has told Tutto Mercato Web that both players want to stay at Elland Road.

Both Italians arrived in West Yorkshire last summer, leaving Ternana and Catania respectively to join Massimo Cellino's revolution at Leeds.

The two players were regulars last season under three different managers, but with new boss Uwe Rosler arriving this summer, there has been some doubt over their futures.

Now though, agent Silvio Pagliari has told Tutto Mercato Web that both players will stay at the club - but want to achieve more than just achieving Championship safety, as Leeds did last season.

"They will stay at Leeds, they did well last year and this year we hope that they can aspire to something more than just safety," said Pagliari. "I understand that the team is strong. Cellino has invested so much, it will be repaid."

How important will Antenucci and Bellusci be next season?

Antenucci is likely to play a role in attack even after the arrivals of Lee Erwin and Chris Wood, and having finished last season as Leeds' top goalscorer with ten goals, Whites fans will be hoping for more of the same this time around.

However, Bellusci may find himself behind Liam Cooper and Sol Bamba in the pecking order under Rosler; especially considering that the new Leeds boss told Radio Yorkshire that he must speak to Bellusci about the player's conduct.

Having got off to a bad start under the German, Bellusci now needs to prove himself ahead of the new season - or risk a season on the sidelines.

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch