Pescara have joined the race to sign out of favour Leeds United forward Mirco Antenucci according to Calciomercato. The 31 year old looks surplus to requirements with the Championship side, and a number of other Italian sides have already been linked with the player.
Calciomercato revealed Pescara have made an attempt to sign Antenucci because they are concerned about their attacking options. The club’s management are not satisfied with the performances of current forward Andrea Cocca, and therefore they feel they may need to bring in a forward. The Leeds United star is out of contract at the end of the season, and therefore can speak to other clubs with regards to a pre-contract agreement.
Earlier today we covered reports from Italy that Ascoli, Novova, Bari and Cagliari were all showing an interest in Antenucci, and were monitoring his situation with Leeds United. The player has struggled to get games this season, and he last made a league start in November. It's been claimed proposals have been made to the forward with the possibility he could leave Leeds United before the transfer deadline
Antenucci was Leeds United’s top scorer last season, but since Steve Evans replaced Uwe Rosler he’s struggled to get games. At this stage of his career the player would welcome a return to Italy, and if this doesn’t happen this month, a move is likely in the summer.