Tuesday April 19 2011
Di Natale: 'Glad I rejected Juve'

Antonio Di Natale looks back at his sensational refusal to join Juventus. “I chose the right black and white stripes,” said the Udinese hitman.

In the summer he was the prime candidate to complete their strike force and the two clubs had secured a deal, but the player turned down the transfer.

“I stayed in Udine because of the people at this club,” Di Natale told Il Guerin Sportivo magazine.

“I am 33 years old, no longer 20, so I have different priorities. I was happy to stay at a professional club where it feels like you're in a family atmosphere.

“Of course we talked it over with my actual family too and I am the one who decides when it comes to my work, but quite simply none of us wanted to go to Turin.

“I took a couple of days to think it over. I spent them at my football school and all temptation disappeared. Will I remain at Udinese? I really think I will.”