Juventus goalkeeper, Gianluigi Buffon has announced his exit from the Turin club at the end of the season. He stated ‘We’ve come to the end of a cycle.’ the Italian returned to Turin in July 2019 after playing for a year with Paris Saint-Germain. Now in June, his contract with the Old Lady expires and he has not extended any deal with Juve as the World Cup winner believes it’s time to move on.
“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.”
Gianluigi Buffon talked about Ronaldo
The veteran shot-stopper said the team’s performances have not helped Cristiano Ronaldo this term.
“I have an excellent relationship with Ronaldo. “He’s very nice to me. He has scored a lot of goals, 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,” said Buffon.
“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 has yet to grow in character.”
Buffon has three clean sheets in seven Serie A games this season. It appears that Coppa Italia Final on May 19 would be his final match with the club. Sitting fifth in Serie A, one point behind fourth-placed Napoli. Juventus is fighting for a spot in the Champions League.