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 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.

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 to decide future in a week amid PSG speculation

  Buffon to decide future in a week amid PSG speculation Italian veteran Gianluigi Buffon, 40, said he needs a week to decide where he will play next season as PSG circle.Buffon's illustrious 17-year Juve career came to an end on Saturday as the seven-time reigning Serie A champions closed out their season with an emotional 2-1 win over Verona.

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 looks set to move to PSG

  Gianluigi Buffon looks set to move to PSG Despite rumours last week that he could join Liverpool, Gianluigi Buffon is on the verge of signing for Paris Saint Germain. According to Di Marzio, Buffon is set to join the French champions on a two-year deal after managing to persuade him to join them instead of other interested clubs, such as Liverpool. If everything goes to plan, Buffon may be announced as a PSG player on Wednesday. Liverpool became interested when Buffon announced he would be leaving Juventus after spending 17 years at the club. The Reds have had their fair share of goalkeeper problems this season as they have struggled to decide who their strongest keeper. Lorius Karius has improved in the second half of the season but has still left the club and fans with some doubts. Buffon was set to retire when he left Juventus but changed his mind and decided his playing career is not over yet.

/ 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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