Antonio Langella has left Atalanta to sign on a Bosman with Udinese.

"I have arrived with great enthusiasm at a hard-working club that have done great things over the last few years and will be able to play in the UEFA Cup next term," he told

"The chance to play in Europe played a significant part in my decision. I have made a careful choice and have tied myself to the best project.

"I already know Antonio Chimenti and Simone Pepe and I spoke to them last week, when they heard that my name was being linked with Udinese.

"They told me how it was in Udine and that it was a calm city with a committed club who want to do well in all competitions.

"I met Coach Pasquale Marino in the office and we only had time to greet each other - there will be time to talk about football later."