Antenucci signs for Leeds

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ITALIAN striker Mirco Antenucci has joined Leeds United for an undisclosed fee.

The 29-year-old had been at Elland Road for talks and tweeted a photograph of himself in front of the pitch as well as one of him signing his papers with the club's football consultant Graham Bean.

He wrote: "Proud to be a part of this club. I hope to give you a lot of satisfaction."

Leeds then confirmed the player had signed a two-year deal, subject to international clearance.

Antenucci has done the rounds in Italian football, playing for the likes of Giulianova, Catania, Ascoli, Torino and Ternana, where he scored 19 goals last season.

His best return came in the 2009-10 campaign when he netted 24 times for Ascoli to win the Serie B golden boot.

He arrives at Leeds the day after their 2-0 home defeat to Brighton – their second loss from three Championship games under new coach David Hockaday.

Antenucci's signing is Leeds' 11th of the summer and he becomes the fourth Italian purchased by owner Massimo Cellino.

The former Cagliari president said last week that he still hopes to sign a further five or six players and is understood to be pursuing a move for Adryan, the Brazilian playmaker on loan at his old club from Flamengo.

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