Serie A

Di Natale signs on for more with Udinese

Udinese striker Antonio Di Natale has signed a one-year contract extension that ties him to the club through the 2013-14 season.

Di Natale’s previous contract was set to expire after the upcoming season, but he will now spend the next two campaigns with his current club.

A statement from Udinese read:

“Udinese Calcio announces, with satisfaction, that it has extended the agreement with captain Antonio Di Natale for a further season. The contract will expire on June 30, 2014.”

The 34-year-old played a big part in Udinese finishing third in Serie A last season as he led the league in goals with 23.

He was also a member of Italy’s Euro 2012 squad which reached the final before losing to Spain.

The Naples-born forward has scored 135 goals in 264 Serie A appearances since arriving at the Stadio Friuli in 2004, including 80 in the last three seasons.