The Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon, 43, reported this Monday that he has decided to continue playing for at least one more year and is analyzing various options, both in Italy and abroad.
“The idea of retiring was about to triumph, but now I’m sure I’ll keep playing, because I feel strong. The appreciation of my teammates makes me understand that I must continue, “said Buffon on the sidelines of the presentation of his goalkeeping academy, the” B1 “.
At 43, Buffon played the last two seasons at Juventus Turin, but announced his goodbye to the Juventine club at the end of the recently concluded campaign. It has proposals from Parma, the club in which he began to play and from where he went to Juventus Turin in what was then the most expensive transfer in history in the ‘calcium’, and also of important international clubs.
“I have many proposals on the table, which touch on different aspects. There are teams that play the Champions League and that offer me a starting positionOthers who want to win it, but want me as second and I would only do that at Juventus, “explained Buffon.
“Then I have an option that would represent going back to the beginning, it stimulates my feelings and motivates me to do well. In three or four days I will decide“He added, referring to Parma, a club that descended to Serie B last season. Waiting to find out about his future, Buffon will continue to play until at least he is 44 years old.
The Champions-Super League war
There was also time in that presentation of his goalkeeping academy, the “B1” to talk about one of the most controversial issues in recent weeks: the Super League. Buffon has belonged for many years to one of the three teams that remains in the new competition, Juventus, and has not refused to comment.
The veteran goalkeeper spoke about the Super League and the sanctions threatened by UEFA: “Without Juve, Barcelona and Madrid, the Champions League should change its name. It is impossible to imagine it without them, you cannot remove the three teams that made history and that also motivate others“