Leeds looking at Casilla alternatives, as Italy starlet is tracked

Date published: Monday 30th March 2020 2:42

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Leeds and Arsenal are tracking Italian goalkeeper Marco Carnesecchi, according to a report in Italy.

Carnesecchi, 19, is owned by Atalanta but is on loan at Serie B side Trapani and despite their struggles he has been impressing.

The club are currently 18th out of 20, but Carnesecchi, despite conceding 44 goals in 23 games the Rimini-born stopper has been earning rave reviews.

TuttoB website have an interview with Chievo Verona’s Salvatore Esposito, who has played with Carnesecchi at youth levels for the Italian national team.

The midfielder said: “He is a brother, we are very similar and we have the same ideals. We have families with the same values ​​behind us, I see myself a lot in him. He is a great goalkeeper, he will have a great career.”

It’s the same TuttoB website that reports that Leeds United and Arsenal are “following” Italy Under-21 keeper Carnesecchi.

As Sport Witness point out, the link makes a lot more sense for Leeds than it does for Arsenal.

Leeds’ No.1 keeper Kiko Casilla, who has been banned for eight matches for racist abuse, has been far from reliable for the promotion chasers this season.




The 33-year-old has made some mistakes, but it may well be being found guilty of making racist comments that could see him leave before his contract expires in 2023.

Leeds chairman Andrea Radrizzani also has a network of connections in Italy and it would not be a surprise if he has been alerted to the youngster, an in turn tipped off Victor Orta over a possible move in the summer.

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