During the beginning of the season Antonio Di Natale announced that he has intentions of retiring from playing football at the end of the current campaign. The veteran Italian attacker joined Udinese in 2004 and ever since he made his arrival to the Serie A club, Di Natale has been a consistent performer as he has established himself as a key performer.
Even at his age, Di Natale is still able to threaten the oppositions defence and score goals on a steady basis and this is evidenced by the accolades he received in 2009 and 2010 by being awarded with the Capocannoniere which is the trophy that is given to the player who scores most goals in a single season of the Italian league, Serie A.
The Sporting Director of Udinese Cristiano Giaretta, believes that Di Natale will reconsider his decision and continue playing for a few more seasons.
“We are convinced that Di Natale will be playing with us next season. He is really charged up and we are certain that he has the determination to continue to play. He is a very important player, a leader for his team-mates” he told the brasilia meksiko todennäköisyys website.
“He has an important record ahead of him to achieve. Will he remain next season? We are convinced he will play on, as he’s so motivated. In the discussions we have now, we get the feeling he wants to continue and is hungry for more success.” Giaretta revealed.
The young goalkeeper of Udinese, Simone Scuffet is only 17 years old and has already been attracting the interest of top clubs in Europe. Giaretta said that Scuffet still has a long road ahead of him and depending on what happens during the remainder of the season, they will see whether or not he will be sold or remaining with Udinese.
Simone Scuffet is even being hailed to be the next Gianluigi Buffon.