Leeds are reportedly open to selling goalkeeper Marco Silvestri.
Leeds manager Garry Monk
Leeds United manager Garry Monk has told the Yorkshire Evening Post that he has been pleased with the response from goalkeeper Marco Silvestri in recent days.
Leeds beat Guiseley 4-3 on Friday evening, and Silvestri played 45 minutes - but it happened to be the 45 minutes where Leeds conceded three goals to the non-league side.
Silvestri may not have necessarily have been at fault for the goals, but the performance against raised some question marks about the Italian's long-term position at the club.
Robert Green appears to be the first-choice goalkeeper for new manager Garry Monk, as he started against Peterborough United on Saturday afternoon, whilst Ross Turnbull and Bailey Peacock-Farrell are also in the ranks, meaning one departure is surely set to take place this summer.
The Yorkshire Evening Post report that Leeds are open to selling Silvestri this summer, but manager Monk told them that he's been happy with how Silvestri has responded to being told to work on some aspects of his game.
"Everyone’s fighting for their place, let’s make no mistake about that," said Monk. "I came here with a blank, open mind and a blank canvas to work with. Part of that is every player has an opportunity."
"There were certain things with Marco that I spoke to him about, that I thought he could improve on and I wanted to see. Especially at the start I didn’t quite see them but I’ve had a good reaction from Marco and he’s put himself back in the fold. That’s what it’s about. It’s about proving a point and you have to do that every single day, not just when you feel like it," he added.
The 26-year-old has been Leeds' first-choice stopper since signing from Chievo in the summer of 2014, but he's become known for his inconsistent performance; capable of world class saves one moment, but also liable to making comical mistakes the next.
Monk instead appears to be putting his faith in former England international and Premier League veteran Green, meaning a move back to Italy may well be on the cards for Silvestri - even if Monk has been happy with his adjustments of late.
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