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Former Leeds striker joins promoted Italian club

Italian club SPAL 2013 have announced the signing of former Leeds United striker Mirco Antenucci. Several clubs have been linked to the free agent, including Championship side Reading.

The 31-year-old has penned a two-year contract with the club, who achieved promotion into the second tier last season. Antenucci spent two seasons at Elland Road, scoring 19 goals in the process.

For those of you that can speak Italian, an interview with Antenucci can be seen in the video below:

It was reported recently that Reading have offered Antenucci a ‘substantial’ deal to lure the player to the Madejski Stadium. Many more clubs had also been linked to his signing, including a few more English clubs such as Birmingham City and Wigan Athletic.

Prior to his time at Leeds, Antenucci played his football in Italia with several clubs. He can count the likes of Catania, Torino, Venezia and Ascoli as former clubs of his.

He was released from his Leeds United contract and took to social media to confirm that he was leaving. In his farewell speech, the Italian spoke of the incredible experience he had in English football. After his daughter was born in the UK, Antenucci said ‘I feel a little English in me’ and said that the Leeds fans ‘deserve the best’.

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