Luca Toni agrees new Verona contract

The 37-year-old has prolonged his career by penning a one-year extension with the Serie A club and is targeting 300 career goals before he hangs up his boots
Luca Toni has committed himself to Verona for another season after an excellent 2013-14 Serie A campaign.

The 37-year-old netted 20 league goals as Verona challenged in the higher echelons of the table, though his future was initially subject to speculation as his deal approached its end.

However, with his contract due to expire at the end of the month, Toni and Verona have agreed terms to prolong his stay for a further year.

"I've spoken to the club and we immediately came to an agreement," Toni told Sky Sport Italia.

"I'm staying at Verona for another year and I'm very happy about that.

"I want to continue scoring goals, celebrate and help my team as much as I can.”

Verona ended the campaign in a respectable 10th place and the 2006 World Cup-winner is positive that his side will enjoy another productive season.

"I hope it will be another positive year... There is a perfect atmosphere here in Verona," he said.

Toni has set himself a personal target of netting 300 career goals before he retires and the forward hopes to reach that figure next season.

"Last season was wonderful and it is right to try to do well again because I also have a small personal goal to reach 300 goals.

"I'm missing about a dozen. I would like to achieve, it would be an important milestone."