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Buffon aims to play until 2023

Wed 03 March 2021 | 9:48

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.

Buffon

told

The Guardian: 

“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

Paris Saint-Germain

, the 43-year-old returned to

Juventus

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

Juve

, 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.”

 


source: SportMob
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