TUTTOMercatoWEB are reporting in an exclusive that Rafa Benitez is keen on signing Italian International right back Lorenzo Di Silvestri, who currently plays for Torino.
The 29-year-old has been at Torino for two seasons after signing on from Sampdoria, and he was previously at Fiorentina.
Leicester City are also reported to be interested in signing the player.
Rafa will be trying to increase the competition at Newcastle as much as he can this summer by bringing in players in various positions in the team.
Currently, the first team right-back is American DeAndre Yedlin, and he improved a lot under Rafa’s guidance last season.
29-year-old Lorenzo Di Silvestri who plays for Torino.
But we are short of full-backs now that Jesus Gamez and Massadio Haidara will be leaving the club when their contracts run out at the end of next month.
Lorenzo Di Silvestri has been a regular playing in Serie A since way back in 2007 when he played for Lazio before moving to Fiorentina two years later.
He has played 326 games in Italy over 11 years with 21 goals and 25 assists – Rafa knows all about him from his time at Napoli.
He stands 6ft 1ins tall and has an imposing physique and is an attacking fullback who can also play on the wing or as a wing-back.
Last season he played a total of 39 games for Torino with 7 goals and 4 assists.
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