Silvio Pagliari’s statement on Antenucci
In reference to the rumors on behalf of Mirco Antenucci, Silvio Pagliari intends to clarify the following.
Last summer Mirco has signed a two-year contract with Leeds United AFC and like all the other players he has a fixed and a variable part on the contract, in which yes it is true that he will automatically get another year on his contract from the 12th goal. I have known Nicola Salerno for years and he has assured me that it isn’t absolutely true that this is the reason why he isn’t playing and that the reasons are exclusively technical. I also want to underline that it is a contract agreed with the President Massimo Cellino in person. I absolutely don’t want to believe in that, also because Mirco could be the only one striker in the world who has problems due to score a lot and to be the top scorer of his side! In the same time, it is very strange that in the last two months the best scorer of the club and the only player to reach the double figures has played very little. Mirco is going to continue, as a big professional player, to give the best of himself for Leeds United AFC, as he has always done, and to accept the choices of the head coach, who I hope will change his ideas about Mirco’s involvement in the remainder of the Championship season.