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Udinese chance for Natali

Published: Wednesday 29 June 2005, 18.13CET
Udinese Calcio have signed the central defender Cesare Natali from relegated Atalanta BC for a reported €2m fee.
 
 
 
Published: Wednesday 29 June 2005, 18.13CET

Udinese chance for Natali

Udinese Calcio have signed the central defender Cesare Natali from relegated Atalanta BC for a reported €2m fee.

UEFA Champions League hopefuls Udinese Calcio have signed defender Cesare Natali from relegated Atalanta BC.

Five-year deal
The Friuli stadium side have paid a reported €2m for the 26-year-old, who has put pen to paper on a five-year contract. Udinese finished fourth in Italy and will start their Champions League campaign in the third qualifying round.

Atalanta exodus
Natali has made 99 Serie A appearances with Atalanta and Bologna FC. He is the fifth Atalanta player to join Udinese this summer, with striker Fausto Rossini, Italian Under-21 international Marco Motta and youngsters Massimo Gotti and Piermario Morosini having already jumped ship.

Last updated: 30/06/05 12.08CET

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