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Should Leeds United sign long term target Felipe Avenatti to replace Antenucci?

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Should Leeds United make a move for Uruguayan striker Felipe Avenatti?

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Leeds United only managed a meagre 50 goals in 46 Championship matches last season and it is clear to see that the Whites need to sign a prolific striker in order to stand a chance of mounting a genuine promotion challenge next term.

The recent loss of Mirco Antenucci has further heightened the need for Leeds to strengthen their attacking lineup in the summer and a number of names have already been mentioned as a potential target for the Championship outfit.

Uruguayan striker Felipe Avenatti is among the players who has previously been linked with a move to Leeds (according to the Daily Star) and the striker seems to be an attainable target this summer.

Avenatti enters the final year of his contract at Ternana in June and the 23-year-old has recently admitted that he does not know if his future lies with the Serie B side.

Leeds United's Mirco Antenucci shoots

The striker told Ternananews.it: "I have no explanation, I expected much more from myself (this season), too. It went well, I could give much more in the field. Now I have redeemed next year. But I do not know where I'll be, I have not heard anyone and I just want to play football. "

The comment clearly shows that Avenatti is open to a move away from Stadio Libero Liberati and Leeds could do worse than make a move for the attacker. The Whites have allegedly been long time admirers of Avenatti and they certainly stand a great chance of finally landing him.

Avenatti is not the most prolific of goalscorers but the striker has proven himself with the likes of River Plate and the Uruguayan under-21 team and at the age of just 23, he has already got a lot of experience under his belt.

Standing 6 ft 5 in tall, Avenatti is more than capable of handling the physicality of the Championship and he could prove to be a more than capable replacement for his former Ternana teammate at Elland Road.

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