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Departing Leeds United striker Mirco Antenucci's agent comments on his next move

Leeds United's Mirco Antenucci celebrates scoring his sides first goal

Parma are already in talks but the Italian has plenty of offers from Serie B.

Leeds United's Mirco Antenucci celebrates scoring his sides first goalLeeds United's Mirco Antenucci celebrates scoring his sides first goal

Italian striker Mirco Antenucci is still technically a Leeds United striker until the end of this month, but he was placed on the club’s released list when announced last month.

The front-man is all set to depart Elland Road this summer as a free agent after an eventful stay at the club.

It looks increasingly likely that his next move will be a return home to Italian football.

Leeds United's Mirco Antenucci has his shot saved by Fulham's Marcus BettinelliLeeds United's Mirco Antenucci has his shot saved by Fulham's Marcus Bettinelli

His agent has now confirmed talks with one club back in his homeland about a potential move, former UEFA Cup winners Parma.

Silvio Pagliari is quoted by TuttoMercatoWeb as stating:

"It's true, I spoke with Parma, he is an important goal for the team and (Parma manager Luigi) Apolloni but we have no hurry.

“After all we are talking about a player appreciated by several teams of Serie B, with a background of a certain level.

“Go down (to the) Pro League? I repeat, we have no hurry, the player is on the market and free from constraints of any kind for the future.

“We will calmly assess every opportunity and then we will take the best decision for his future."

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Parma were of course a European force toward the end of the last century. They had such memorable players as Gianluigi Buffon, Fabio Cannavaro and Hernan Crespo in their ranks and won the UEFA Cup on two occasions.

Last summer they were liquidated and relegated to Serie D, the fourth tier of Italian football, but they have won promotion to the third tier.

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Antenucci would be a brilliant signing for the third tier of Italian football and would surely relish the chance to play for a club with such a rich recent history.

In his two years in Yorkshire Antenucci scored 19 goals in 80 appearances for Leeds.

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