Mirco Antenucci admits he does not know about his future at Leeds United

Mirco Antenucci

The Italian is out of contract in the summer.

Leeds United striker Mirco Antenucci has had a topsy-turvy career at Elland Road. There is no doubting his goalscoring prowess yet he has found himself in and out of the first-team since joining the club from Ternana last summer.

The 31-year-old arrived with a good scoring record in the Italian lower leagues and you can certainly see why with his excellent finishing.

This week he has been speaking to Calcio Mercato about his time at Leeds and his future with the club. The 31-year-old striker stated:

"The idea was born from my desire to make an experience abroad. Then came a call from England and I could not say no to such a prestigious club.

"Glad of last season, I played only half the season and scored 10 goals. If I think of when I played in the Pro League, you could never imagine to wear the shirt of Leeds.

"I do not know yet (about my future), I am out of contract. Let's see what happens. Meanwhile, I must do well with this shirt that's the most important thing now."

Antenucci is indeed out of contract in the summer, along with right-sided starlet Sam Byram. Whilst the club are actively attempting to tie down the latter to a new deal there have been no talks reported regarding the future of the Italian striker.

But Steve Evans would surely want to keep him. He is a huge fan of the forward and has been giving him much more game time than was the case under the previous boss Uwe Rosler.

For the troubles that Massimo Cellino's signings have caused at Leeds Antenucci has perhaps been the best among those recruited by the chairman and Leeds fans would happily see him remain for another year.

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