Gianluigi Buffon ‘contemplating being away from Juventus and Italy for another season before retiring’
Gianluigi Buffon ‘is considering being away from Juventus and Italian football for another season before retiring’ and Old Lady ‘would bring one of Emil Audero or Mattia Perin back to Turin’ should the 43-year-old shot stopper leave
- Gianluigi Buffon is reportedly considering being away from Juventus for another year
- The goalkeeper spent the 2018/19 season with the French giants Paris Saint-Germain
- The 43-year-old recently hinted that he will play professionally for two more years
- Juventus will reportedly bring back Emil Audero or Mattia Perin if Buffon goes
According to reports, Gianluigi Buffon is considering another season away from Italy before retiring.
The Juventus goalkeeper, who turned 43 earlier this year, has spent 19 of the last 20 seasons in Turin – 681 appearances in all competitions for the Old Lady overall.
Buffon spent the 2018/19 season at Paris Saint-Germain but decided to return to Juventus despite Wojciech Szczesny cementing his place as the number one goalkeeper for the Serie A giants.
Gianluigi Buffon reportedly contemplating being away from Italian football for a season before retiring
Juventus goalkeeper Buffon has already quit Italian once when he played for PSG in 2018/19
And according to the Italian news broadcast Gazzetta dello SportBuffon is considering being away from Italian football for another season as the goalkeeper’s contract with Juventus expires at the end of the season.
Despite returning to Turin at the start of the 2019/20 season, Buffon has since played just 25 games in all competitions, and only five times in the league since former teammate Andrea Pirlo took over the running of Juventus at the start of the competition. current campaign.
The Old Lady, who has won the last nine Serie A titles, is going through a transition season under Pirlo and is ten points behind current leader Inter Milan with 11 more games in the Scudetto race.
Buffon (right) is back behind Wojciech Szczesny in Juventus goalkeeper pecking order
Buffon has won eleven league titles with Juventus, four Coppa Italia triumphs and three Champions League medals in second place, but his short-term future before retirement is under serious threat and Szczesny shows no signs of giving up his gloves .
Gazzetta dello Sport also claims the old lady will consider bringing former shot stoppers Emil Audero or Mattia Perin back to the club if Buffon decides to move on.
Audero, 24, came through the youth rankings at Juventus before being loaned to Venezia and then Sampdoria, joining the latter for a permanent deal in 2019, where he was the club’s first choice.
Juventus will reportedly bring back Emil Audero (left) or Mattia Perin (right) if Buffon goes
Perin, meanwhile, was Buffon’s first replacement when the legendary shot stopper joined PSG in 2018, but was loaned out to Genoa at the start of the season when the 43-year-old established himself as Szczesny’s regular backup option.
Buffon recently revealed that he has no plans to retire and wants to keep playing for two more years.
Look, in my head there really is a final stop sign, a maximum bar, that’s June 2023, Buffon said in an interview with The Guardian
‘That’s the maximum, really, really the maximum. But I could also stop playing in four months. ‘