Leeds United goalkeeper Marco Silvestri could be headed for Serie A-bound outfit SPAL this summer, according to La Nouva Ferrara in Italy (via Sport Witness).
The 26-year-old moved to Elland Road back in 2014 following a four-year stint at Chievo, and was the club’s number one shot-stopper for the 2014/15 campaign as well as the 2015/16 season, appearing 43 and 45 times in the Championship respectively.
However, the arrival of former England international Rob Green last summer demoted the Italian down the pecking order at the Yorkshire outfit, and the former’s fine form between the sticks saw Silvestri fail to make a league appearance for the Whites, having to make-do with just six matches in the domestic cup competitions.
And it appears that he could be on his way out of the club this summer, as newly-promoted SPAL are reportedly eyeing up a move for the goalkeeper.
The Italian outfit earned promotion to the Serie A last season after winning the second tier title with 78 points from their 42 games, finishing four points clear of second place Hellas Verona.
And they are the second Serie A side to be linked with a move for Silvestri this summer, following Bologna’s reported interest earlier this week, which makes the 26-year-old’s departure from Leeds seem inevitable at some stage over the coming weeks and months.
Silvestri’s contract is up this time next year as well, and with Green expected to remain as Leeds’ number one goalkeeper next time round, it looks like a move away for the Italian is his best bet as he looks to build his career once again.