Deulofeu extends contract with Udinese until 2026

07/12/2023 at 10:58 p.m


Udinese describes the Catalan as ‘a role model on and off the field’

Deulofeu has scored 18 goals and given 13 in his three seasons for the Italian side

Udinese announced this Wednesday the extension of Gerard Deulofeu’s contract until June 30, 2026, whom his club highlighted as “an example on and off the field” who “has contributed in a fundamental way to the results of the team in these years , which has established itself”. one of the most incisive players in Serie A.”

The 29-year-old Spain international, whose last appearance for the national team dates back to 2017, In his three seasons with the Italian team, he has scored 18 goals and given 13A total of 68 matches have been played from the 2020-21 academic year to date.

“I am very happy about the contract extension. Experience has taught me that I must be happy where I am and here where I am. I respect and appreciate the city and the club. We still have a lot to do to get Udinese where we want to be. “I think we’ll do it,” revealed the number 10 on the club’s official website, with whom his previous contract expired in a year, on June 30, 2024.

Deulofeu, who has injured his knee since last January, said he was feeling “very good”. “The body responds to rehab. I can’t give a date for my return, but I’m working to get back playing as soon as possible.”announced the winger, who has passed through Barcelona, ​​Everton, Sevilla, Watford and Milan over the course of his career.

“I want to become a symbol of Udinese and fight for the captain’s armband.” A lot of champions have come through here and if I’ve renewed it’s because I hope to be like themproclaimed the player, highlighting the growth and level of his team: “I don’t want to raise expectations, but we’ve seen how the best clubs have suffered against us.” It means we’re strong. There is so much to do. We have to show that we can be there.”

Oier Zarraga also plays for Udinese. “I want to help him because he’s young and I know we can push him to the best of his ability,” explained Deulofeualready with 434 games in his career, with 110 goals.

“It is a clear and unequivocal message of our intention to start a new cycle, rebuilding around our symbol. An example on and off the field“, estimated Franco Collavino, general manager, about Deulofeu.

“We all know what a great player he is. We want him to be the leader of the team who is young and needs role models. We look forward to seeing you on the field soon. Can’t wait to enjoy it up close“said Federico Balzaretti, Udinese sporting director.

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