Wednesday May 22 2013
Amauri knew he’d stay at Parma

Striker Amauri has thanked Parma for handing him what may be the last contract of his career.

“I'm happy to have signed and have silenced the voices who suggested that I would be leaving,” the Brazilian-born Italian international told the club’s website.

“As I said a year ago when I came back here, Amauri joined Parma to stay and that is the case,” he added after putting pen to paper on a new deal until 2016.

“I will stay here until I will be 36, so I’ll practically end my career here.

“I'm happy to repay the faith that this club has given me. I thank President Tommaso Ghirardi and director Pietro Leonardi.

“Now I’m thinking about next season and doing even better than I did in this League campaign, especially as it will be Parma’s centenary.”

Amauri joined the Stadio Tardini outfit for the third time in his career last summer after his six-month deal at Fiorentina expired.

The 32-year-old ended the campaign as the club’s top scorer in Serie A thanks to 10 goals in 33 games.

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