Leeds United launch bid for £5m-rated Uruguayan ace

first_img1 Felipe Avenatti [right] Leeds United have made a bid to sign Ternana forward Felipe Avenatti.The race to sign the Uruguayan has intensified with new suitors Watford and Tim Sherwood’s Aston Villa in the mix for the 22-year-old.It had been suggested that the powerful 6ft 5in striker was close to sealing a switch to Serie B side Cagliari but, according to the Corriere dello Sport, Avenatti’s next destination is likely to be in England.Leeds scouted the former River Plate hitman on numerous occasions last term, in which he struck 11 goals for the second-tier Italian outfit.Avenatti is determined to prove himself at the highest level and is said to be keen to move on this summer, however Ternana will not allow their star man to leave for less than £5m.last_img read more