Juventus lose goalkeeper as Buffon resigns. Read more..

Juventus’  lose longest serving goalkeeper, Gianluigi Buffon, has confirmed he will leave the club at the end of the season.

Buffon said this at a press conference at the Allianz Stadium on Thursday.

The 40-year-old, who has spent 17 years at Turin, has captained the Old Lady to a seventh straight Serie A title and fourth consecutive Italian Cup triumph this season.

The shot-stopper also confirmed he would not play again for the Azzurri, ruling out an expected international farewell on June 4 in a friendly against the Netherlands.

Buffon is Italy’s most capped player with 176 appearances.

“To end this adventure with two new victories was important,” Buffon told a press conference at the Allianz Stadium.

“What am I going to do? Saturday, I’m playing a match and it’s the only thing that’s certain.”

Buffon continued, “Until 15 days ago, I was sure to stop playing, but I received some exciting proposals, both on and off the pitch. Off the pitch, the most interesting was made to me by (Juventus) president (Andrea) Agnelli.

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

“I’m certainly not someone who thinks it’s right to end my career in who knows what third or fourth division.

“I am a competitive animal and I won’t be able to live or feel at ease in that situation.

“My fear was to reach the end of the Juventus adventure as someone who people just put up with or a player who had lost it.”

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