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Leeds United's best three signings of 2014/15

Were this trio Leeds' best signings of the season?

Mirco Antenucci

Despite Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino's desire to sign a number of players from Serie B turning the Yorkshire side's squad into an unbalanced selection of youth and, quite frankly, mediocrity, some of the club's best signings this season came from Italy.

The first was Mirco Antenucci, whose experience helped win Leeds several games. The Italian was part of the 'injured six' (although his may well have been a genuine injury) and Neil Redfearn was unhappy with how he played the lone-striker role.

But Antenucci was still his side's top scorer in the Championship, the only man to reach double figures during a very low-scoring season indeed.

Sol Bamba

Another recruit from Italy, 30-year-old Sol Bamba was brought to Leeds on loan in January and has helped strengthen the Yorkshire side's defence immeasurably, even stealing the show on some occasions.

The Ivorian has shown real leadership and was a vocal member of his side's back line, making him a more convincing centre-back than either Liam Cooper or Giuseppe Bellusci, both signed last summer.

Marco Silvestri

Goalkeeper Marco Silvestri was another Italian member of the 'injured six' and made sure everyone on Twitter saw the cut on his back that kept him out of action.

But, despite seeming to clash with Redfearn at times, the 24-year-old has produced some simply immense performances in between the sticks for the Whites.

It has been well documented that Silvestri needs to work on his command of his area, especially during crossses. The Leeds man's shot stopping has been sensational, however, and Silvestri may well be the club's best overall signing of the 2014/15 campaign.

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