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Gianluigi Buffon announces final game for Juventus

17 May, 2018, 15:51 | Author: Joan Malone
  • Buffon leaves Juve, but he may still play on elsewhere

After confirming Saturday's fixture against Verona will end his 17-year stay at the club, Buffon has refused to rule out continuing his professional career in his 40's.

Buffon had planned to end his career at the 2018 World Cup, which would have been his sixth, but Italy failed to qualify.

He has previously hinted that he will retire at end of the season but did not disclose this on Thursday. "I am a competitive animal and I wouldn't be able to live or feel at ease in that situation", he said. "I think it's the best way to end this wonderful adventure", said Buffon, who has kept 300 clean sheets in his 655 appearances for the Turin side in all competitions. Andrea Agnelli knows everything that happens around me.

Offer Klopp might be interested in Buffon, as he will have another chance to win the Champions League, which he never surrendered. He played five World Cups, helping Italy lift the trophy in 2006 and holds a record of 176 caps with the Azzurri.

Juventus have confirmed that Giorgio Chiellini will replace Gianluigi Buffon as their captain but did not proclaim Wojciech Szczesny as his heir in goal.

With over 650 appearances for Juve and 176 caps for the Italian national team, his longevity has been nearly as remarkable as his consistency, Buffon's name in the conversation as one of the world's best goalkeepers for nearly two decades.

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"Next week, after a few days of calm reflection, I will make a definite and certain decision".

'As a figure in sports, I didn't and still don't want to leave Italy as long as I don't have to'.

On his future plans; "The most exciting proposal for my career off the pitch has come from the president".

'I'm very happy at the moment.

"If I decide to continue my on-pitch career, it will boil down to whether I still have the necessary drive and strength", he continued.

"I was a volleyball player, I played in Serie A and in the national team, and I quit quite young, at 27, because I had nothing left to give, I felt deflated and felt the need to start a family. I've seen plenty of them down the years, so all that I ask for is your respect and affection towards me on the day".

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