Friday July 26 2013
Nico Lopez enjoys Udinese chance

Nico Lopez shone at the Under-20 World Cup and is confident he’s “ready to prove myself at Udinese.”

The Uruguayan striker spent last season at Roma, but despite scoring on his Serie A debut, made only six appearances with a total 63 minutes on the pitch.

He arrived at Udinese on loan and is eager to continue the fine form shown at the Under-20 World Cup this summer, where he scored four goals in seven games.

“I am in good shape and happy to be here at a club that has done so well in recent years,” said the 19-year-old.

“I can work well here and give my all. I had a brief vacation after the Under-20 World Cup, but am ready to prove myself at Udinese straight away.

“I already chatted to a few of the South Americans, as Erik Lamela had told me about Roberto Pereyra. I still haven’t had the chance to see the city of Udine, but everyone has told me great things about the atmosphere. They all say this is the ideal place to work.”

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