Plenty of Leeds United fans have responded to former keeper Marco Silvestri’s recent links with a move to Inter Milan.
29-year-old Italian keeper Silvestri began his career with Chievo in his homeland, performing well out on loan with Reggiana, Padova and Cagliari which saw him gain a move to Elland Road in 2014.
Despite holding down a first team place with the Yorkshire side for two seasons, making over 80 appearances, Silvestri lost his place in the third year to experienced keeper Robert Green.
Playing just eight games during the 2016/2017 campaign, the former Italy U21 international moved back home to Hellas Verona, where he has since been a regular during the club’s time in Serie B and Serie A.
Impressing of late, Silvestri has now been linked with a summer to Inter, where he would be expected to play back-up to Samir Handanovic at the San Siro.
Handanovic will take some replacing at Inter, but with Silvestri being second only to AC Milan’s Gianluigi Donnarumma in terms of clean sheets this season, he provides a good option for boss Antonio Conte next term if a deal goes ahead.
Looking back on Silvestri’s time with Leeds, Football League World’s Ben Crump asked supporters via Facebook group All Leeds Arent We!!!: “Former keeper Marco Silvestri looks set for a summer move to Inter Milan, what do you remember of his time at Elland Road and should he have stayed?” – and here are some of the responses gained from the question.
Michael Jordan: He did not want to be here though did he, fair play to him, some move for the lad
John Smith: I liked Marco. Met him a few times outside of football, good lad
Paul Fenwick: Good shot stopper had potential better than some of the ones we had after him
Jake Ward: Remember the really good game he had where he was unstoppable in nets and did he not just leave because we got Rob Green?
Alec Peel: Don’t think Bielsa would have let him go
Josh Stone: Shocking distribution but great shot stopper
Jordan Webb: Brilliant shot stopper rest of game too weak for English football at the time
Sy Potter: had potential. Was not brilliant but he did a job
Kavanagh Clayton Townsend: Still regret not buying that shirt