Marco Silvestri has hailed his experience at Leeds United, a club he feels have an immense history.

The Italian shot-stopper joined Leeds from Chievo Verona in the summer of 2014 and clocked up 98 appearances across all competitions for the Whites, before returning to Italy after being displaced by Rob Green.

Silvestri has been lauded for his performances in Serie B at Hellas Verona this term and the 27-year-old is again catching the eye.

High expectations were attached to the goalkeeper when he moved to Leeds, with Silvestri rated as an exciting prospect between the sticks.

But despite struggling to live up to them, he remains pleased to have had the experience of football in England with Leeds.

Silvestri told Italian daily Gazzetta dello Sport: "Leeds have been missing from the highest levels for some time, but they are a club with an immense history and a stadium that is always sold out.

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"It was a formative experience.

"I met another world and another culture."

Silvestri's Hellas Verona side currently sit in fifth place in the Serie B standings, inside the playoff spots, as they seek promotion to Serie A.

Leeds meanwhile are top of the Championship table and on course to win promotion back to the Premier League.