Udinese reassure over Deulofeu injury and future

Udinese have reassured fans and interested clubs that Gerard Deulofeu did not sustain a new injury on his comeback during the win away to Sampdoria.

The Spaniard had been out of action for two months with a knee injury when he came off the bench at Marassi this afternoon.

However, he lasted only 13 minutes and promptly limped off again, alerting the medical staff that he felt a twinge.

There were fears of a relapse, but Udinese released a statement assuring there is “no new injury” and it was purely a precaution.

He will therefore be back in regular training with his teammates from Tuesday.

Coach Andrea Sottil confirmed as much when speaking to Sky Sport Italia and also commented on reports of interest from the likes of Roma.

“He just felt a little vibration after a knock and we decided together to substitute him as a precaution. It is nothing serious, just a scare,” said Sottil.

“From what he tells us, he should remain and be a protagonist with us. We certainly hope so, as he can do important things here.”

A return to the Premier League has also been suggested, with Wolverhampton Wanderers and Aston Villa tracking Deulofeu’s progress.

He was having a very strong season before November’s knee injury, contributing three goals and seven assists in 18 games between Serie A and the Coppa Italia.

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