Hockaday Refuses To Rule Out Leeds Signing Italian Youth International

Dave Hockaday has refused to rule out the signing of former Italian Under-21 goalkeeper Marco Silvestri, who has been extensively linked with the club in recent days.

The 23-year-old, who spent the end of last season on loan with Massimo Cellino’s former club Cagliari, seems set to make the switch to Elland Road. Leeds are currently under a transfer embargo as a result of the winding-up petition served on them by Sport Capital, although they expect this to be lifted as soon as Tuesday.

When asked about Silvestri by Adam Pope of Radio Leeds, new Leeds Head Coach Hockaday refused to say anything except that the deal is not yet complete.

Leeds also look set to complete the signing of the former Maidenhead United defender Andre Blackman, after he was pictured at the club shop as part of the new home kit launch.

The Elland Road club began their pre-season on Thursday, although they have not yet revealed a full schedule of games. They travel to Italy this week, with a series of fixtures expected to be played there against local sides.


2 thoughts on “Hockaday Refuses To Rule Out Leeds Signing Italian Youth International”

  1. I have it on good authority that Kenny has been told he will not be #1. Cellino does not want to pay anyone more than £5k a week and as Paddy is on £15k+ there is going to be an issue there. Leeds have accepted at least 5 offers for McCormack and he spent the last week speaking to various clubs hence not making the trip to Iltaly this morning. Cellino and Hockaday have the credentials to get Leeds relegated, a source within the club suggested we should put money on it!

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