Udinese sporting director Cristiano Giaretta has conceded he is ‘proud’ of Simone Scuffet for turning down Atletico Madrid.
Despite heavy interest, the young goalkeeper opted to reject a chance to sign for the Spanish champions and stay with the Zebrette.
And the board member has claimed that the shot-stopper has made the right choice for his career.
“The negotiations are always open with us,” he told reporters. “The club does not decide the fate of a footballer.
“But we are very keen to praise those who decide their fate is with Udinese – like Di Natale.
“We are proud and delighted with Scuffet’s decision.”