Antonio Mirante would have no problem in putting pen to paper on a new contract with current club Parma.
“I’ll always be thankful to Parma for giving me a chance during a difficult stage of my career,” he told the Gazzetta dello Sport.
“I came from Sampdoria where I had not done well. I was a risky gamble, but it worked out well,” the goalkeeper added.
“I’m happy at Parma, a club who have a tradition of good goalkeepers such as Claudio Taffarel, Luca Bucci, Gigi Buffon and Sebastien Frey – but nobody put pressure on me with uncomfortable comparisons.
“Football is lived through in the right way in this city.
“I have a contract until 2015, but I hope to continue my relationship with this place for a long time to follow.”
Mirante, who started his professional career at Juventus, is now 30. He joined the Gialloblu in the summer of 2009 on loan before being bought outright a year later.