Leeds United sign Italian goalkeeper

Leeds United
Leeds United

Leeds United have made their second signing of the summer after confirming they that have agreed a deal with Italian goalkeeper Marco Silvestri.

Subject to international clearance, the 23-year-old has been signed for an undisclosed fee from Chievo.

He has put pen to paper on a four-year deal with the club and will compete with Stuart Taylor, signed last week, for a first team spot with Leeds.

Silvestri, who is a former Italy under 20 and under 21 international, started his career at Modena in Serie B and in 2010 he made the step-up to Serie A with Chievo.

While at the Serie A side the goalkeeper had loan spells at Reggiana, Padova and most recently at Cagliari last season.

United head coach David Hockaday said: “Everybody in Italy believes that Marco is destined for very big things. We are delighted to welcome him to Leeds.

“He has been training with us for a week now and he has impressed everybody. Not only with his quality on the park, but with his general manner off it as well.

“So are we delighted to welcome a very good person and footballer to Leeds United.”

The goalkeeper signings would appear to make it certain that Paddy Kenny, left at home when the rest of the squad went to Italy, has played his last game for Leeds.