Giuseppe Bellusci joins Empoli on loan from Leeds United
Giuseppe Bellusci has returned to Italy to join Empoli on loan after a difficult spell at Leeds United.
The 26-year-old moved to Elland Road from Catania two years ago but controversy and poor performances marred the Calabrian’s experience in West Yorkshire.
Serie A club Empoli have offered Bellusci an escape route by recruiting him on a season-long loan deal, with the Tuscans holding an option to sign the former Italy Under-21 international permanently.
Bellusci was among six Leeds players who pulled out of the match day squad with injury the day before a Championship meeting with Charlton in April 2015 and he was dropped by recent Whites head coach Steve Evans shortly after criticising his selection policy on social media.
A statement published on Empoli’s official website confirmed the switch.
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