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Davide Somma will not be offered a new deal at Leeds United, but will be allowed to complete his latest rehabilitation programme.

Last Updated: 08/06/13 at 16:55 Post Comment

Davide Somma: Injury troubles prevented him from making an impact at Leeds

Davide Somma: Injury troubles prevented him from making an impact at Leeds

The South African striker is currently nursing his way back to fitness from a third knee operation.

Regular spells on the sidelines have blighted his time at Elland Road, with the last two campaigns bringing only a handful of appearances.

Leeds manager Brian McDermott concedes that there are no plans to put fresh terms to the 28-year-old, but hopes he can put his injury troubles behind him as he looks to take his career in a different direction.

He told the Yorkshire Evening Post: "He's a great guy who's been really unlucky. I spoke to Harvey (Sharman, United's head physio) and we agreed that we wanted to do the right thing by him.

"We'll look after him, try to get him fit and if something comes up for him elsewhere, we'll try to make sure that nothing stops him taking up the opportunity."

On the chances of Somma earning an extended stay, McDermott added: "I think realistically that's not going to happen. You never say never in football, but that's not necessarily how we were thinking.

"At the moment he just needs to concentrate on getting fit and over all the injuries. You feel for him."

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