Gianluigi Buffon. (Reuters Photograph)
Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon says he’ll depart the membership when his contract expires on the finish of the season however might nonetheless be part of one other staff if he receives an acceptable provide.
The 43-year-old first joined the Turin membership from Parma in 2001 and has been there ever since, apart from one season at French facet Paris Saint-Germain in 2018-19.
“My future is obvious. This 12 months I’ll positively finish my lengthy and exquisite expertise at Juventus,” Buffon instructed beIN Sports activities.
“I’ll both retire or discover a scenario that motivates me, a unique expertise to think about.
“At Juve I’ve given and obtained every thing. Now we have reached the top of a cycle and so it’s proper for me to take my depart.”
Thought-about one of many best goalkeepers of all time, Buffon has received 10 Serie A titles and 4 Coppa Italia trophies with Juve, in addition to reaching FIFA World Cup glory with Italy in 2006.
Buffon has served as a backup to Pole Wojciech Szczesny since getting back from Paris in 2019 and has made 12 appearances in all competitions this season.
The 2020-21 marketing campaign has been one to neglect for Juve, who’re fifth in Serie A with three video games remaining and had been knocked out of the Champions League by Porto on the Final-16 stage.
Nevertheless, Buffon has performed each minute of their run to the Coppa Italia ultimate and will make his farewell look within the showpiece sport towards Atalanta on Might 19.