Italian legendary footballer, Gianluigi Buffon, has introduced he’ll leave Juventus at the finish of the season after 17 years with the club.
The 40-year-old star, who joined the club from Parma in 2001, revealed the information at a press convention which held at the Allianz Stadium in Turin on Thursday morning.
Talking to reporters, Buffon mentioned: “Saturday will probably be my remaining match for Juventus and to finish this journey with two cups and with the president and the whole Bianconeri world by my aspect, will probably be very particular.
“I am proud to have performed to the better of my capacity proper up till now, with performances which befit each myself and this club. I make this choice in a relaxed and pleased way of thinking, which isn’t to be taken without any consideration for a sportsperson.
“If I really feel as sturdy as I do at the age of 40, that’s all thanks to Juventus and the mentality right here. My very own philosophy is constructed round that of the club and I shall proceed to stay my life in that method, as that is the solely method I do know to obtain outcomes.”
Regardless of retirement speculations, the 40-year-old additionally disclosed that he may proceed taking part in after receiving some “thrilling” proposals.
“Up till 15 days in the past, it was sure and well-known that I’d cease taking part in,” he mentioned.
“Now I’ve obtained some proposals and thrilling challenges, each on the subject and off it. Crucial for staying on the pitch was proposed to me by Agnelli.
“Over the subsequent three days, filled with emotion, I’ll after two or three days of reflection make a definitive choice. I am going to strive to observe no matter calls to my soul and my nature.”
Buffon, who will play his final match on Saturday afternoon when Juventus host Verona at the Allianz Area, received 17 trophies with the club.
This announcement comes months after he retired from worldwide responsibility again in November 2017.