REPORT: Norwich City Eye-Up Former Leeds United Goalkeeper Marco Silvestri

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Marco Silvestri of Hellas Verona during the Serie A match between Lazio and Hellas Verona at Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy on 5 February 2020. (Photo by Giuseppe Maffia/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Norwich City are keen to sign former Leeds United goalkeeper Marco Silvestri, according to reports.

REPORT: Norwich City Eye-Up Former Leeds United Goalkeeper Marco Silvestri

Marco Silvestri Summer Target For Canaries

The former Whites ‘keeper could make a return to England with a trio of clubs reportedly circling.

Silvestri is a target for Daniel Farke’s Norwich while Southampton and Everton have also been credited with an interest.

The 29-year-old spent three years at Elland Road between 2014 and 2017 after completing a €1 million move.

He returned returning to his native country of Italy with Hellas Verona.

With an early career featuring Modena, Padova and Cagliari, Silvestri made his Championship debut against Millwall.

He was the first-choice ‘keeper at Elland Road during his first two campaigns with the Whites.

But he dropped down the pecking order when Rob Green entered the squad under Garry Monk.

He struggled for opportunities in the 2016-17 season, making just six appearances.

The ex-Italy Under-21 international revitalised his career in his native country.

Having established himself as Verona’s number one, he played a key part in their promotion back to Serie A last year.

He has since impressed in the top flight and could be open to a return move back to England.

The Italian side are 8th in Serie A with Silvestri a mainstay as they challenge for a European spot.

According to Italian outlet Tuttomercatoweb, Everton, Southampton and Norwich City are tracking the ‘keeper.

The trio are all within the bottom half of the Premier League standings.

Norwich City seem destined for an immediate return to the Championship.

Daniel Farke’s side are six points adrift of safety with ten games remaining once football resumes.

The Canaries had previously had competition between the sticks with Ralf Fahrmann and Tim Krul battling to be No 1.

But that has diminished since the former had his loan spell at Carrow Road cut short.

Southampton and Everton, meanwhile, have struggled in defence, conceding 52 and 48 goals respectively in the Premier League.

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