The Juventus’ legend, who currently is serving the club as the backup goalkeeper to Wojciech Szczesny, reveals his plans for retirement as he has the option to extend his career by another two years.
“Look, in my head, there truly is a final stop sign, a maximum bar, which is June 2023.
“That is the maximum, really, really the maximum. But I could also stop playing in four months.”
After a year at
, the 43-year-old returned to
for a second spell at the club in 2019 where he has featured in 681 games to date.
Asked why he decided to return to
, the Italian said:
“They say that when you reach my age, the decline happens all at once – from one moment to the next. I don’t believe this.
“I am also someone who believes very strongly in fate, in destiny. When Juventus offered me the chance to come back, I thought: ‘Madonna! You never know, maybe there’s a reason, something I’m meant to go back there for. One last great story to write'.
“So I have to be honest, there is also a part of this that comes down to that bit of ego all of us have.”