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Steve Evans opens up on signing a goalkeeper

Leeds United appear to be in the market for a goalkeeper.

Leeds United head coach Steve Evans has revealed to The Yorkshire Evening Post that he came close to signing a goalkeeper on a loan deal last week.

“The manager I spoke to told me his other goalkeeper is about two or three weeks away,” Evans told The Yorkshire Evening Post.

“In two or three weeks there might be an option with one of his goalkeepers but we might pursue a different route now.”

Marco Silvestri under threat?

Evans’ comments suggest that Marco Silvestri’s position in the Leeds starting lineup is under threat.

The Italian has been the first-choice goalkeeper at Elland Road since his arrival in the summer of 2014.

However, the former Chievo Verona prospect has committed errors on occasions, both last season and this campaign.

There is no doubt that the 24-year-old is the best goalkeeper on the books of Leeds at the moment, but it seems that Evans wants someone who can genuinely compete with him.

In 14 Championship appearances so far this season, Silvestri has kept one clean sheet and has made 2.64 saves per game on average.

During the 2014-15 campaign, the Italian kept 12 clean sheets in 43 league matches and made 3.07 saves per game on average.

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