Udinese icon Antonio Di Natale could be heading for Major League Soccer at the end of the season, according to his official representative.
Even if the veteran striker initially planned to end his career last summer, he was persuaded by the Zebrette to play on for another season, but it appears he has again changed his mind.
Namely, while Di Natale is certain to leave Udinese at the end of the season, he aims to play on and could return to Empoli or move to the United States.
“At the moment, it’s very difficult to see Antonio remaining in Udine,” agent Bruno Carpeggiani told La Gazzetta dello Sport.
“He wants to leave at the end of the season. A cycle has finished at Udinese. It’s not an economic issue.
“Future? Many clubs like him. Experience with New York in MLS? They are not the only ones interested.
“Another club in Italy, maybe the return to Empoli where he began his career? He has a great relationship with president Corsi.”
Antonio Di Natale will go down as one of Serie A’s most prolific strikers and he has so far bagged no fewer than 204 top flight goals in Italy.
The former Italy international started his career with Empoli and enjoyed several successful seasons with his boyhood club, but it was at Udinese that he made a name for himself.