Having been promoted to the Serie A this season, Hellas Verona have enjoyed a good campaign and are placed eighth in the table.
Marco Silvestri’s contribution is one of the main reasons for his side’s good spell this season as the goalkeeper has conceded only 26 goals in 25 matches, keeping nine cleansheets in the process.
According to TuttoMercatoWeb, the 29-year-old is drawing attention from clubs in Italy and England. From the latter, Southampton and Norwich City are ‘following’ the stopper.
Silvestri was at Leeds United between 2014 to 2017 and his experience of playing in England is another factor why the Saints and Daniel Farke’s side are considering him as a possible summer target.
TMW only states the two Premier League sides are following the custodian and provide no additional information.
A potential summer move could be difficult because the Verona based side view Silvestri as an integral part of their project, according to Gazzetta. The newspaper further suggests the goalkeeper is one of the players Hellas Verona are likely to retain for next season.
Southampton have Angus Gunn and Alex McCarthy as the two goalkeepers in their squad, while Fraser Forster is out on loan at Celtic. Norwich, on the hand, have Tim Krul as their No.1 with Michael McGovern as the Dutchman’s backup.
Should Silvestri decide to join either of Southampton or Norwich, he is unlikely to get starting opportunities straightaway. That may force him to consider extending his stay at Hellas Verona because he’s enjoying being given responsibility by his current employer.
“Being a player in the starting XI is a great responsibility. It is not that once at the top of the pecking order, you can do what you want. You have to prove daily that you deserve the trust of the coach, and in the training and in the match, I always do everything to succeed,” he said.