Report: Mirco Antenucci seriously considering Leeds United exit this month, has several offers

Mirco Antenucci

Leeds United striker Mirco Antenucci could leave the club.

Mirco Antenucci is strongly considering leaving Leeds United, reports Italian transfer expert Alfredo Pedulla.

His website reports that Antenucci has several offers from Italian clubs and is weighing up a January exit.

Among those most interested are Ascoli, and Novara, with Bari and Cagliari also requesting information on the striker's situation.

Antenucci finished as Leeds' top scorer last season despite Neil Redfearn playing him on the wing for much of it, and this season has continued to be a valuable contributor.

He has scored five goals for the club, behind only Chris Wood, but has had to play second fiddle to the summer signing for much of it, frequently left on the bench.

Crucially, Antenucci's contract expires in June, and Leeds did not exercise an option to extend his two-year deal last season.

This mean Leeds are left in a similar situation to Sam Byram, deciding whether to cash in now or risk losing the 31-year-old on a free transfer in the summer.

If Leeds were to sell Antenucci it would leave them even more reliant on Chris Wood, whose displays have been divisive this season despite his goals, and mean bringing in a striker, even two, would be a necessity if they were to have any chance of reaching the play-offs.

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