It has long been reported that Mirco Antenucci’s two-season stay at Elland Road might be coming to an end at the end of this summer, the bearded Italian being out of contract with the Whites. However, Italian website Tuttomercatoweb reiterated Italian interest in last season’s leading scorer at Leeds.
Tuttomercatoweb today maintained that Ascoli’s sporting director Francesco Marroccu sees the transfer of Mirco Antenucci as a distinct possibility at the end of the Italian striker’s stay at Elland Road, his contract running out this summer. When being spoken to about rumours of ins/out at the Serie B club, Marroccu said of the Antenucci link that it is something that could happen although he could see certain barriers to a deal.
Regarding the rumoured link, Marroccu said, “No player shall affect the financial stability of the club, but it’s a shot I’d like to do because it’s out of contract. Economically, however, it is difficult.” Seemingly, Marroccu likes the idea of taking Leeds’ quick-footed Italian back to familiar ground and the notion of him being out of contract is something that appeals to Marroccu.
However, any prospective deal seems likely to be within a financial umbrella at Ascoli with the Italian club not wanting to affect their “financial stability.” A likely cause of this is the possibility of Antenucci’s current wage at Leeds United might price him ouside of Ascoli’s wage structure, affecting what Marroccu has mentioned in the financial stability at the club.
Mirco Antenucci scored 10 goals last season for Leeds United in a season where he ended as the team’s top scorer and has five goals to his name already this term.
Original Italian text from tuttomercatoweb: “Antenucci? Nessun calciatore dovrà intaccare l’equilibrio finanziario del club, ma è un colpo che mi piacerebbe fare anche perché è in scadenza di contratto. Economicamente però è difficile.”