Sport Gianluigi Buffon to leave Juventus at the end of the season

14:00  17 may  2018
14:00  17 may  2018 Source:   goal.com

Buffon charged over Michael Oliver comments

  Buffon charged over Michael Oliver comments Juventus captain Gianluigi Buffon has been charged over comments made after the Champions League loss to Real Madrid, concerning referee Michael Oliver, according to the BBC. The Italian international goalkeeper said he stands by the comments he made about Oliver after the English referee sent him off for dissent in the Champions League quarter-final. In the post-match press, Buffon said the official had: “a bag of rubbish for a heart.” Oliver awarded Real Madrid a penalty in the 93rd minute which Cristiano Ronaldo duly dispatched to send the Spanish side through. Buffon clearly didn’t agree with the decision and he let his feelings be known. “I’m sure Oliver will have a great career in future, but he’s too young to officiate a match like that. A referee with more experience would not have blown his whistle and decided not to become the protagonist of the match.” Buffon’s head coach Massimo Allegri stood by his goalkeeper, the Juventus boss said that for 20 years he had been “a role model on and off the pitch”. There are as yet no details on the severity of the charge.

Juventus and Italy legend Gianluigi Buffon may retire at the end of the season but he says he will always be available for club and country. Buffon has previously stated he is "99.9 per cent" certain he will retire but continues to leave the door open.

Gianluigi Buffon prepared to leave Juventus . “The truth is that there’s a gentleman’s agreement with the president [Andrea Agnelli] and before the end of the season I’ve to meet with him. “When that happens we’ll take stock of the situation and make a definitive choice.

Gianluigi Buffon wearing a red shirt© Provided by Goal.com Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has announced that he will leave the club at the end of the season.

Saturday's Serie A home clash with Verona will, therefore, be his last for the Turin giants.

He has confirmed that he will take a few weeks to decide his future.

Soccer Football - Serie A - Inter Milan vs Juventus - San Siro, Milan, Italy - April 28, 2018   Juventus' Gianluigi Buffon and Gonzalo Higuain celebrate after the match   REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY© Catalyst Images Soccer Football - Serie A - Inter Milan vs Juventus - San Siro, Milan, Italy - April 28, 2018 Juventus' Gianluigi Buffon and Gonzalo Higuain celebrate after the match REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Juve president Andrea Agnelli has confirmed the keeper is considering offers from other clubs.

Buffon pondering ‘interesting proposals’ after announcing Juventus exit

  Buffon pondering ‘interesting proposals’ after announcing Juventus exit Buffon joined Juve from Parma in July 2001.The 40-year-old, who was capped 176 times by Italy, captained Juve to a seventh successive Serie A title and to Coppa Italia glory this season, and was expected to announce his retirement this week.

Gianluigi Buffon has hinted he will not definitely retire at the end of the season as expected and said Leonardo Bonucci may be regretting leaving Juventus to join AC Milan last summer.

/ Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon , left , celebrates with teammate Mattie De Sciglio at the end of the Serie A soccer A number of players could leave Juventus at the end of the season , notably club captain Gianluigi Buffon , although the veteran goalkeeper has yet to confirm his retirement.

"Any choice he makes, he'll have my full support. He has received many bids, both as player and off-pitch," he said.

"He knows that he has my full support for the future. I wish for him to enjoy Saturday at Allianz Stadium. I'd just like to say a massive Thank You to Gigi."

Soccer Football - Serie A - Juventus vs Sampdoria - Allianz Stadium, Turin, Italy - April 15, 2018   Juventus' Gianluigi Buffon gestures to the fans at the end of the match    REUTERS/Massimo Pinca© Catalyst Images Soccer Football - Serie A - Juventus vs Sampdoria - Allianz Stadium, Turin, Italy - April 15, 2018 Juventus' Gianluigi Buffon gestures to the fans at the end of the match REUTERS/Massimo Pinca

Over a career spanning 23 years, the shot-stopper has so far turned out for just two clubs, starting at Parma before Juventus signed him for €52 million (£32.6m/$44m) in 2001, making him the most expensive goalkeeper ever - a title that he holds to this day.

The 40-year-old is regarded as an iconic figure of the world game, having won nine Serie A titles and the 1998-99 UEFA Cup among other prizes. However, his greatest achievement came in 2006, when he helped Italy win the World Cup.

Gianluigi Buffon adds fuel to the Liverpool rumours

  Gianluigi Buffon adds fuel to the Liverpool rumours Gianluigi Buffon said today, in his exit speech, that he has ‘interesting proposals’ which adds further fuel to the rumours that the Italian may be on his way to Anfield, according to the Daily Mirror. The Juventus captain announced on Thursday morning that he would be leaving Turin at the end of the season after 17 years at the club. At 40 years of age, most people would have assumed the Italian international would ready to retire, but that may not be the case. Buffon said: “Until a few a days ago, I was certain I would retire from football. Now some interesting proposals have arrived. I live to take myself out of my comfort zone and accept exciting challenges.” These comments arrive just hours after reports suggested that the Reds were interested in bringing the Juventus legend to Anfield. Loris Karius is currently Jurgen Klopp’s number one, however, reports claim that the Liverpool board are considering bringing Buffon to the club to challenge the German shot-stopper for the jersey.

/ Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon , left , celebrates with teammate Mattie De Sciglio at the end of the Serie A soccer A number of players could leave Juventus at the end of the season , notably club captain Gianluigi Buffon , although the veteran goalkeeper has yet to confirm his retirement.

/ Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon , left , celebrates with teammate Mattie De Sciglio at the end of the Serie A soccer A number of players could leave Juventus at the end of the season , notably club captain Gianluigi Buffon , although the veteran goalkeeper has yet to confirm his retirement.

On a personal level, he set numerous landmarks, even in the latter stages of his career. For example, in 2015-16, he set a new mark for the long consecutive period during a single Serie A season without conceding a goal at 974 minutes.

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