Veteran striker sticking with Zebrette.
Udinese striker Antonio Di Natale has reaffirmed his commitment to the club by shaking off the speculation linking him with a move to AC Milan, Sky Sports reports.
The veteran 35-year-old is entering the final year of his current deal at the Stadio Friuli and has caught the eye of the San Siro giants after bagging 23 goals in 33 games last season.
However, he is expected to commit to a further year in Udine when he returns from a family holiday next week when he will meet with club officials in a bid to agree a deal that will see him play out the rest of his career with the club.
“I’m staying at Udinese,” he told Udinese Channel.
“I will end my playing career with this club. I’ll meet with Gino Pozzo next week when I will put pen to paper.”
The evergreen captain is now in his ninth year with Udinese, having joined from Empoli in 2004, and he has gone on to make 347 appearances during that time, scoring 185 goals.
Not only is he a talismanic figure at the club, he is seemingly getting better with age, having come close to hitting the 30 goal mark in all competitions for the past four years.