Mirco Antenucci has outperformed Leeds United target Jerry Mbakogu this season

Mirco Antenucci of Spal in action during the serie A match between Spal and AC Milan at Stadio Paolo Mazza on February 10, 2018 in Ferrara, Italy.

Leeds United have reportedly agreed a deal to sign Jerry Mbakogu in the summer transfer window.

Jerry Mbakogu in action during the Serie A match between Carpi FC and SS Lazio at Alberto Braglia Stadium on May 8, 2016 in Modena, Italy.

According to a report in Gazzetta Dello Sport, Leeds United have agreed a  £3 million deal to sign Jerry Mbakogu from Capri in the summer, but alarm bells should already been ringing over the transfer.

Mbakogu has been identified as Leeds’ scouts as a player who could make them much more of an attacking threat.

However, the 25-year-old has just six goals in Serie B this season, and his total has been eclipsed by Mirco Antenucci, who Leeds released back in 2016.

Mirco Antenucci of Leeds United beats Emilio Nsue of Middlesbrough during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Middlesbrough at Elland Road on February 15, 2016 in Leeds,...

Antenucci has nine goals at the level above, and that is hardly a promising sign for Mbakogu.

During his time with Leeds, Antenucci proved to be a decent option for the Whites, but he was hardly one of the club’s striking greats.

Mirco Antenucci of Leeds United FC holds off Jose Semedo of Sheffield Wednesday FC during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Sheffield Wednesday at Elland Road on...

And if Antenucci is comfortably scoring more than Mbakogu at a higher level, there has to be some worries over how many the potential new signing could hit at Elland Road.

Leeds bought from the continent last summer, with a mixed record of success, and it seems that they could be gambling again with the addition of Mbakogu.

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