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mirco antenucci to fly into leeds after brighton

mirco antenucci to fly into leeds after brighton


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With a lesson maybe learned from the doomed Federico Viviani deal, Leeds United’s transfer target Mirco Antenucci is due to travel to Leeds after tonight’s game with Brighton.

Viviani and his camp were said to have been unimpressed by what they say when they sat through Leeds’ pre-season defeat at Mansfield, the first of many tiny hammer blows that ultimately ended with the Roma midfielder moving on loan to Latina.

Antenucci won’t fly until tomorrow meaning he’ll give the game a safe swerve; according to Phil Hay at the YEP, his agents don’t see any problems with the deal whatever happens and expect him to become a Leeds player later tomorrow.

The 30 year old striker is co-owned by Ternana and Catania, and last season was Ternana’s captain in Serie B, scoring an impressive 19 goals in 40 appearances in a season when his side edged close to relegation.

How many of those goals were as good as this goal isn’t clear, but what a goal:

United shouldn’t really have anything to fear against Brighton at Elland Road this evening; Albion have lost both their league games this season 1–0, to Wednesday and Birmingham, but could be boosted tonight by giving a debut to a new Dutch midfielder with a superb name, Danny Holla.

Souleymane Doukara is the only fitness doubt for Leeds after the weekend’s win over Middlesbrough, while Mowatt and Morison and not yet ready to return.