Former Leeds United forward Mirco Antenucci has told the Italian media it was difficult decision leaving Ternana for the Elland Road club. The 32-year-old joined Leeds United in 2014 from the Serie B side, and spent two seasons in England.

Speaking to Ternana News Antenucci was asked about Leeds United coming in from him, and the financial package they were prepared to offer him.

The SPAL forward said it was very hard to accept Leeds United’s offer, and he spoke at length with his family and close friends about joining the club. Antenucci revealed he was settled at Ternana, and would have been happy to remain at the club.

“It’s true … they were very difficult days for me, I put myself in a crisis, I mentioned it to my wife day and night and with close friends. My daughter was born, the first, Camilla. I did not mean to leave Terni,” said the former Leeds United star.

Despite being Leeds United’s top scorer in his first season, Antenucci was released by the club at the end of last season after two years in England.

The player has been in impressive form for his new club SPAL this season, and he scored his first competitive hat-trick earlier in the campaign.