Date: 7th April 2020 at 12:09pm
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Norwich City are interested in former Leeds goalkeeper, Marco Silvestri according to reports in Italy.

The former Italian U21 international spent three years at Elland Road with Leeds United, being a regular in the side for the first two seasons before losing his place in the team to former Canary, Rob Green in 2016/17, his final season in Yorkshire.

According to today’s report by Tuttomercato the Canaries are interested in 29-year-old Silvestri, who is currently first-choice with Serie A new boys, Hellas Verona.

Hellas Verona are currently in 8th place in the Serie A table, scrapping for a European place assuming that football resumes again this season.

The interesting thing about Silvestri is that he only has one year left on his current contract, which sounds like exactly the sort of position that Stuart Webber might like to find a prospective new signing to be in.

Whether or not an established player in his position, like Silvestri is, could be persuaded to return to England for what might not even be a guaranteed place in the Norwich City first team is debatable. Tim Krul was certainly pushed on this season by the presence of Ralf Fahrmann on the bench but ultimately it left Fahrmann frustrated by his Premier League experience and he left the Canaries last month for a new challenge in Norway with SK Brann.

With only Michael McGovern currently as experienced cover for Tim Krul, a new keeper looks a certainty in the next transfer window as youngsters Archie Mair and Aston Oxborough look, in my opinion, to be too inexperienced for such a responsible role as number two keeper at, potentially, a Premier League club.

Add Silvestri’s name to the list for the summer.

OTBC

 
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