Former Leeds United star Mirco Antenucci has revealed he wanted to leave the club during the last winter transfer window. The 32-year-old finally returned to his home country in the summer following two seasons in England.

In an interview with Ternana News, Antenucci was asked about the interest from Serie B sides 12 months ago, including his former club Ternana. Antenucci said at the time he was prepared to leave Leeds United before his contract expired because he wasn’t enjoying his time at the club.

The Italian revealed there was interest from clubs to sign him, as he tried to force a move back to Italy, but nothing became of it

“I would have come away from Leeds, because at that time it was not a good time. So many teams in Italy had tried but with Ternana, as I said, they have always been the one,” said the former Leeds United forward.

Despite being Leeds United top scorer in his first season at the club he found himself out of the team when Steve Evans replaced Uwe Rosler last October. There were reports of Ascoli, Ternana and Novara showing an interest in the player, but he finally joined SPAL when he was released by Leeds United in May.

Antenucci has since gone on record to criticise the way Leeds United owner Masssimo Cellino has been running the club.