Wednesday July 27 2011
Udinese to continue spending

Champions League qualifiers Udinese insist that their summer spending hasn't come to an end with the capture of Neuton.

The defender, full name Neuton Sergio Piccoli, has joined the club to replace Cristian Zapata after his switch to Villarreal.

"Neuton is a player who we have followed for some time," Udinese sporting director Fabrizio Larini stated.

"He represents an investment for us today and, given his young age, also for the future," he underlined.

"He's naturally left-footed, a player who can be used in the middle of a three-man or a four-man defence. He can also be fielded at left-back if necessary.

"He won't be our last signing of the summer…"

Neuton, born in March 1990, has arrived from Brazilian outfit Gremio.

The Friuli side do have some rebuilding to complete after they also sold Gokhan Inler to Napoli and Alexis Sanchez to Barcelona.

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