Leeds United’s attempts to sign Uruguayan striker Felipe Avenatti have been dealt a huge blow after his current clubs owner released a statement.
Avenatti, who started his career with River Plate, has been with Serie B side Ternana since 2013. In 52 appearances he has scored just 12 goals. Not prolific by any stretch, I’m not sure why we’ve been linked with him to be honest. Chris Wood was signed for £3 million and we’ve already got Mirco Antenucci supporting. Why Cellino and Rösler would want Avenatti I’m not too sure.
Either way his current clubs owner released a statement regarding his future.
“On Avenatti, contrary to statements you read in recent days, I would like to emphasise once and for all that now, with the entourage of the player, we are working to keep him, convinced that an additional year in Umbria, in an environment where all they consider and appreciate it, would enable him to gain permanently from a technical standpoint and character.”
Whether we’re linked or not, it doesn’t look like he’ll be joining Leeds this summer.