Buffon confirms he’s leaving Juventus

by | May 11, 2021 12:53

Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has confirmed he will leave the club after the season. ‘We have reached the end of a cycle’.

The 43-year-old returned to Turin in July 2019 after one year with Paris Saint-Germain, but his contract expires in June and the World Cup winner feels it’s time to part ways with the Old Lady.

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.

Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has confirmed he will leave the club after the season. ‘We have reached the end of a cycle’.

The 43-year-old returned to Turin in July 2019 after one year with Paris Saint-Germain, but his contract expires in June and the World Cup winner feels it’s time to part ways with the Old Lady.

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.

Juventus fight for a place in the Champions League, as they sit fifth in Serie A, one point behind Napoli at fourth.

“We lacked continuity,” Buffon told beIN Sports. “In the end, in the games we played against the top five, six teams, we often won. We drew sometimes and lost some.

“But it has always been even games. Instead, we lost stupid points against the lesser teams. This means you are a team that have yet to grow in character.”

The veteran shot stopper said the team’s performances have not helped Cristiano Ronaldo this term.

“I have an excellent relationship with Ronaldo,” Buffon continued. “He’s very nice to me.

“He has scored a lot of goal, always. Like in the last few years. The individual is enhanced when the team reaches important goals.

“If this doesn’t happen, the performances of the individuals suffer as well.”

He then confirmed he will leave Juventus after the current season.

“My future is clear and defined. This beautiful and very long experience with Juve will come to a definitive end this year,” Buffon revealed.

“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. I have received everything and more than this cannot be done.

“We have reached the end of a cycle and it’s right for one to remove the disturbance.”

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