Former Leeds United forward Mirco Antenucci has told the Italian media his decision to join unfashionable SPAL was the right one to make. The 32-year-old joined the Serie B side last summer after being released by Leeds United.

Speaking to Calciomercato, Antenucci was asked why he choose to sign for newly promoted SPAL despite the interest from more established Serie B sides. The former Leeds United forward said even though SPAL had only just been promoted to the second tier he thought the Italian side was the right move for him.

Antenucci revealed the environment at SPAL seemed right to him and he subsequently joined them despite the interest from other clubs.

“I felt good from the start, I felt that this was the right choice, even though the team was newly promoted to Serie B. You know, anything can happen when you look at Serie B. But I immediately had good feelings with the whole environment, the fans. A great city to live in,” said Antenucci.

Antenucci signed for Leeds United in 2014, and spent two seasons with the Championship side. The player was Leeds United’s top scorer in his first season in England, but his relationship with Massimo Cellino began to turn sour, which ultimately led to the forward not being offered a contract extension.