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Leeds United outcast Giuseppe Bellusci's agent discusses Empoli transfer

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The Italian looks set to join Empoli on a permanent deal in the summer.

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The agent of Leeds United outcast Giuseppe Bellusci has been discussing the future of his client this week.

The defender is currently on loan at Italian side Empoli after a difficult end to his career at Elland Road saw him become an increasingly unpopular member of the Leeds United team.

He has performed well in Serie A with Empoli and is seemingly hoping to secure a permanent move.

His agent Michelangelo Minieri told TuttoMercatoWeb this week that the plan is for Bellusci to join Empoli on a permanent deal in the summer, with the club holding a right to buy clause:

“After two years in England there was a desire to return to Italy the right way by demonstrating the qualities and that is to the Championship.

“He’s on loan with the right of redemption for Empoli, we'll talk soon with the club. We will reason and we will face Empoli to understand the ideas and decide together what to do.

"The assessments will be made with the club. The Empoli can buy, there will be an interview to understand the will. The future will decide with the company. Meanwhile, it was important to return to (Serie) A and give a positive performance."

There was recently confusion surrounding Bellusci’s contract at Leeds, with some reports suggesting it had already been cancelled. However, it was just his registration that had been forfeited by Leeds in order for him to complete his loan move back to Italy.

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Bellusci arrived from Catania in 2014 as a former Italian under-21 international and Leeds fans hoped he would be a success at the club.

Despite occasionally showing his ability, he was perceived by many as disruptive and his departure last summer was not universally mourned by the West Yorkshire faithful.

It seems that Leeds will not be welcoming him back anytime soon.

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