Udinese patron Giampaolo Pozzo has paid tribute to Antonio di Natale.

The striker has just turned 35 years of age.

"Totò is a very special person as well as a player," said Pozzo.

"In my long working career I have never met a person like Totò on a human level. He is a generous lad, kind to everyone in every way. He has been here so long, he is like an adopted son to us now.

"He is doing well for 35 and I am convinced that is because of how hard he works and how seriously he takes his profession.

"I am convinced he will continue to play for many years and achieve more great things."