Aston Villa and Leeds linked Felipe Avenatti comments on his future, willing to move

Aston Villa and Leeds linked Felipe Avenatti has commented on his future, and would be open to moving abroad.

Ternana striker Felipe Avenatti has been commenting on his future, and would be willing to move abroad, report Tuttomercatoweb.

The Uruguayan has been linked with a move to England this summer, touted for moves to Premier League side Aston Villa and Championship giants Leeds United.

Talksport claimed last month Leeds had made an offer for the physically imposing striker.

Tuttomercatoweb also reported in July that Aston Villa have held talks with Felipe Avenatti's agent.

Avenatti is open to all possibilities regarding his future, including staying at Serie B side Ternana if a deal does not come off, but says he would jump at the chance to move abroad.

He said: "I think just to train, I am waiting to understand the intentions of the club. I feel good here, I'm calm and if I were to stay I would not be sorry. And if there was a chance to improve going to play abroad, or in a higher category then I would take the chance, otherwise (I will) stay here without problems."

Ternana paid £1.75 million to sign Avenatti from River Plate in 2013. The 22-year-old scored 11 goals in 37 games last season, providing five assists.

Where would he fit in at both clubs, and is a move still on?

Aston Villa's need to sign Felipe Avenatti is less pressing that perhaps it was, despite having sold Christian Benteke to Liverpool.

Villa have signed Rudy Gestede from Blackburn Rovers, who has got off to an ideal start, scoring the winner of his debut against Bournemouth.

They are continuing their pursuit of Emmanuel Adebayor, as reported by The BBC, and at this stage Avenatti appears to be a fall back option.

Leeds have less money to spend than Aston Villa, but are well connected in Italy due to owner Massimo Cellino, and have bought several players from Serie B over the past few months.

The Championship side have sold Steve Morison and Billy Sharp over the past month, and could do with one more striker to complete their attack, with Avenatti's physical style and quality at holding up the ball similar to Morison's key traits.

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