Buffon resigns as Juventus goalkeeper


Juventus goalkeeper, Gianluigi Buffon has confirmed that Saturday's Serie A encounter with Hellas Verona will be his last game for the club, though he hasn't yet decided if he's going to retire.

Legendary Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon is set to put on the Juventus shirt one final time this Saturday. I think it will be the best end to a lovely journey.

"Until 15 days ago, I was sure to stop playing, but I received some exciting proposals, both on and off the pitch. After that match, I went beyond the limits with the things I said about the referee and I apologise for that".

In the aftermath of Juventus" and Buffon's exit from the Champions League, the 40-year-old tore into Michael Oliver again, calling him an "animal" accusing him of having a "trashcan for a heart'.

Agnelli confirmed Wojciech Szczesny will likely be Juve's new number one next season and Buffon thinks the Poland worldwide has benefited from the experience in the Allianz Stadium dressing room.

"Over the next three days, full of emotion, I will after two or three days of reflection make a definitive decision".

Buffon has become a legend of the club in his 17 years with Juventus. Pic Getty Images
Buffon has become a legend of the club in his 17 years with Juventus. Pic Getty Images

"For now, I only know that Saturday I will play a game. I can only say thank you to him".

Buffon joined Juventus in 2001 after spending six seasons at Parma, and has gone ahead to feature over 500 matches for the Old Lady.

He won the World Cup in 2006 and reached the final of Euro 2012, where Italy lost to Spain. And while Juventus are celebrating their seventh straight Serie A title, Buffon is thinking about the future.

And according to Italian broadcaster Sport Mediaset, Liverpool could also consider the possibility of signing the World Cup winning goalkeeper in the coming months. His farewell at global level might come on June 4, when Italy hosts a friendly against the Netherlands in Turin.

Buffon has won nearly every accolade in football, but the Champions League title has evaded the goalie, and might join Madrid who are seasoned campaigners in the competition.

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