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23rd Jul, 2017 | 7:42am

26-year-old sends Twitter message to Leeds fans after sealing exit

By Derek Smithson

Marco Silvestri has thanked Leeds supporters on social media following his confirmed exit from Elland Road.

The 26-year-old goalkeeper completed his move to Italian club Hellas Verona on Wednesday and ended his three-year stint in Yorkshire.

He racked up 98 appearances during his time with the Whites and has now returned to his homeland to play in Serie A.

The shot stopper became a popular figure when he arrived in the Championship in 2014 from Chievo and held the number one jersey, but found himself fall slip out of favour.

Silvestri has taken to his official Twitter account to thank Leeds fans and has stated he hopes they seal a return to the Premier League in the immediate future.

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Silvestri was the second-choice goalkeeper last season for Leeds and was the understudy to English veteran Rob Green.

The Italian found himself even further down the pecking order following the arrival of Felix Wiedwald this summer and has switched to Hellas Verona to pursue regular football.

He only made six appearances last season across all competitions and failed to feature in the league campaign.

Leeds boss Thomas Christiansen has put his faith in Wiedwald to make an immediate impact after signing him from Werder Bremen and decided to cut Silvestri from his squad.

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