Bought by Leeds United from Chievo Verona for just over £400k back in 2014, Marco Silvestri probably isn’t too pleased at how the 2016-17 season has panned out for him considering he’s been relegated to number two goalkeeper.
The arrival of Robert Green, who quickly became Garry Monk’s trusted shot stopper this campaign following his free transfer from QPR, has meant the Italian goalkeeper is now the Championship club’s man for the cups, totalling just six appearances this year.
However, just because he doesn’t play regularly at Elland Road in the league doesn’t mean he isn’t trusted by the Leeds United staff, as TuttoMercatoWeb report on Thursday as an exclusive that Monk would like to extend his number two’s current deal for the foreseeable future.
With a contract running out in 2018, this summer is a very important one for Silvestri, who is likely to want to play regularly at 26 years of age, and there’s every chance he could refuse the opportunity to stay any longer at Leeds.
Considering the club also have Ross Turnbull on the books, admittedly only until the end of this season, an exit probably wouldn’t be the end of the world, having extended Green’s contract by an extra year last week.
Now we just need to wait and see if Silvestri signs.