Italian goalkeeper Marco Silvestri has spent his playing career in his home country, barring the three-year spell he had with Leeds United.

The Whites took him from Chievo in 2014 before he returned to Italy, when Hellas Verona signed him in 2017.

In his first two seasons at Elland Road, the 30-year-old was the first-choice keeper for the England club, making 88 starts in the Championship.

Rob Green’s arrival in the summer of 2016 saw Silvestri sit on the bench for league games during the 2016/17 season. He had to settle only for the cup competitions. In search of playing time, the Italian left Leeds United.

Silvestri swapped Hellas Verona for Udinese in the last window and is currently their main custodian at the Serie A side. The atmosphere at Udinese’s home stadium has reminded him of the English club.

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“I found a super organised club and a beautiful stadium, with an English atmosphere. At the Dacia Arena, I feel I’m back like in the days of Leeds,” TuttoMercatoWeb quoted Silvestri as saying.

Clearly, Silvestri still carries with him the fond memories he experienced at Elland Road.