Gianluigi Buffon has confirmed that he will leave Juventus at the end of the season. Juventus have had an under whelming season so far and could be heading into Europa League next season.
The World Cup winner returned to Turin for a second spell in 2019, with a one-season stint at Paris Saint-Germain taken in after 17 memorable years with the Bianconeri. This season could also see him putting a close to his glittering career although the goalkeeper hasn’t confirmed that.
“We have reached the end of a cycle,” Gianluigi Buffon on his departure
Speaking to beIN SPORTS, Buffon said: “My future is clear and defined. This beautiful and very long experience with Juve will come to a definitive end this year.
“Either I stop playing, or if I find a situation that motivates me to play or have a different life experience, I will take it into consideration.
“I feel I gave everything for Juve. We have reached the end of a cycle.”
Buffon kept three clean sheets in seven Serie A games this term and helped the Bianconeri to the Coppa Italia Final, which seems set to be his last match with the club on May 19.
Buffon’s departure will mark the end of his second spell playing for Juventus. The former Italy player, who won 176 international caps, holds the record for most Serie A appearances with 656 games in Italy’s top flight.
His immediate aim for the final few games at club would be secure Champions League football for the club where he has spent 21 years. Juventus are currently languishing at 5th in the Serie A table and need other teams to slip up in order to get into the Top-4 positions.