Transfer news: Leeds sign goalkeeper Marco Silvestri from Chievo for an undisclosed fee
Last Updated: 09/07/14 2:40pm
Leeds have confirmed the signing of goalkeeper Marco Silvestri from Italian club Chievo for an undisclosed fee, subject to paperwork.
The former Italy Under-21 international, who has signed a four-year deal, becomes Leeds' second summer signing following last week's arrival of fellow goalkeeper Stuart Taylor.
"Everybody in Italy believes that Marco is destined for very big things," Leeds head coach David Hockaday told the club's official website.
"We are delighted to welcome him to Leeds. He has been training with us for a week now and he has impressed everybody.
"Not only with his quality on the park but with his general manner off it as well.
"So we are delighted to welcome a very good person and footballer to Leeds United."
Silvestri began his his career at Modena and moved up to Serie A with Chievo in 2010.
He has had loan spells at Reggiana, Padova and latterly Cagliari, the club sold last month by Leeds president Massimo Cellino.
Leeds are understood to be close to confirming a deal for former Sassuolo midfielder Tommaso Bianchi and are in talks with his ex-team-mate, Swiss-born central defender Jonathan Rossini.