Ternana face a dilemma over the future of their star forward Felipe Avenatti according to reports in the Italian media. The 23-year-old has been linked with a move to Leeds United and if he doesn’t commit himself to the Serie B side they risk losing him on a free in six months.
Ternana News have reported on the possible departures from Ternana in this transfer window and Avenatti is one of those who could be sold. The Uruguayan has yet to be offered a contract extension by Ternana which could result in the club selling him this month in order to get some cash.
Avenatti can also now speak to other clubs with regards to a pre-contract agreement.
However, Ternana have a difficult decision to make because the South American has been their standout player this season and is the club’s top scorer. The Italian side would have to find a replacement for the forward if he was sold in January, which wouldn’t be an easy task.
Leeds United did try to sign the South American in the last window as Garry Monk looked to bolster his attacking options, and he’s likely to be impressed with Avenatti’s goalscoring form this season. The Championship club made an approach for Avenatti, but he remained in Italy.
Leeds United have also been linked with the player for most of the time Massimo Cellino has been in control of the club. However, Leeds United will face competition from Serie A clubs to land the attacker if they again decide to make another attempt to sign him.