Di Natale extends Udinese contract until 2014

The Italy international has agreed to lengthen his existing deal by one-year, and now seems destined to end his career at the club where he rose to Serie A prominence
Antonio Di Natale has agreed a one-year extension to his contract with Udinese, the Italian club have confirmed.

The prolific striker has signed a new deal that will keep him at the club until the summer of 2014, Udinese have revealed on their official website.

Di Natale had attracted the interest of AC Milan with his superb performances for the Zebrette in the past few seasons but has now ended all speculation about his future by inking the new agreement.

"Udinese Calcio has renewed the contract of captain Antonio Di Natale for another year. The contract now expires on 30 June 2014," a statement on the Udinese website reads.

Di Natale started his professional career with Empoli and also wore the jerseys of Iperzola, Varese and Viareggio before joining Udinese in the summer of 2004.

He has since made 264 Serie A appearances for the Udine side, scoring 135 goals in the process, and was selected to represent Italy at Euro 2012 in Poland and Ukraine.