Juventus midfielder Sergio Almiron says he'll always be grateful to Udinese for bringing him to Italy.

The Argentine said: "I will be always be happy for Udinese as they came to watch me in Argentina and took me to Italy when I was hardly 21 years of age.

"Udinese have believed in me and they have launched my career in Italy. I stayed for two years, even if the second I have practically not played because of a serious injury."