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New development in the Leeds United future of Tommaso Bianchi

Leeds United midfielder Tommaso Bianchi has been linked with a return to Italy.

Leeds United midfielder Tommaso Bianchi has been linked with a return to Italy to sign with Vicenza, report local outlet Vicenza Today.

Bianchi made 24 appearances for Leeds last season in midfield but his campaign was cut short by a knee injury.

The 26-year-old signed a three-year deal back in August, switching from Sassuolo.

He was linked with a move away from Leeds in January to former loan club Modena, reported the Yorkshire Evening Post at the time, but nothing came of it.

Vicenza finished third in Serie B last season, and last week it was reported they had lodged an enquiry with AC Milan over last season's injury struck Leeds loanee Zan Benedicic, per MilanNews.it.

Does Bianchi have a future at Leeds?

  Passing AccuracyWon DribblesKey Passes per gameInterceptions per gameFinal third passes per gameWon Tackles per gameGoals AssistsAppearances
Tommaso Bianchi 82% 0.21 0.58 2.04 8.42 2.88 0 1 24

Bianchi was a divisive figure among fans last season, seen as a player lacking quality in possession and mobility - while failing to contribute offensively.

While a dogged performer when trying to win the ball back, even before his injury he had lost his place in the Leeds side to a rejuvenated Luke Murphy.

If he has a positive mindset and wants to stay at the club, then he could build on his first campaign in the Championship to be a useful squad player, but it would not be a surprise at all to see Leeds cash in.

While a dogged performer 

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