Agent addresses situation surrounding Mirco Antenucci after failed deadline day move

Mirco Antenucci

Mirco Antenucci allegedly asked to leave Leeds United on deadline day.

Silvio Pagliari, he agent of Leeds United striker Mirco Antenucci, has told the Yorkshire Evening Post that his client is happy to stay at Elland Road despite asking for a transfer.

Antenucci, 31, was one of the biggest signings in Massimo Cellino's first summer at Leeds United, as he arrived in West Yorkshire having hit 19 goals in 40 games for Ternana in Italy.

With ten goals last season, Antenucci enjoyed a decent start to life in English football, but has been in and out of the side under Steve Evans this season, and has scored just five goals this term.

Now, the Yorkshire Evening Post report that Antenucci had asked to leave during the January window, because his partner just gave birth to their second child, and he wanted to return to his native Italy.

It's stated that, because Leeds failed to sign a striker on deadline day, a move to Ascoli fell through, meaning Antenucci must stay at Elland Road until his contract expires at the end of the season.

A departure at the end of the season may be on the cards, but his agent Silvio Pagliari claims that the wantaway striker is happy to stay for now - but did hint at leaving the club this summer.

Pagliari told the Yorkshire Evening Post that Antenucci is content with playing for such a 'big and historical club', but will tackle his future at the end of the season, when he becomes a free agent.

"Mirco is very happy to stay at ‎Leeds, of course, in such a big and historical club, challenging in the Championship and still in the FA Cup," said Pagliari. "About his future - at the end of the season. Now it is too early. Let’s see what happens," he added.

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