Italian and Juventus legend Gianluigi Buffon confirms retirement talks is rubbish and will extend his career in Serie B with Parma
When you’re 43 years of age and been playing at the top level of the game for 26 years, retirement is almost certainly a possibility.
Not for one legend of the Italian game it isn’t, however.
Despite rumours to the contrary, Juventus’ Gianluigi Buffon has denied that he will be hanging up his gloves at the end of the current campaign.
According to a tweet from renowned transfer guru, Fabrizio Romano, Buffon is heading back to where it all started for him, Parma in the Serie B.
Here is what Fabrizio Romano wrote on his twitter account
Gigi Buffon confirms that he’s “not retiring” and he’ll continue to play football next season. He’s joining Parma in Italian 2nd division, here we go confirmed! Amazing comeback where he started his career 26 years ago. Contract set to be signed until June 2023.
The Italian [Buffon] is an example to all those coming behind him, and his professionalism has always shone through.
To be able to get to his mid-forties and be able to play in the second-highest professional league in his country is testament to how well he [Gianluigi Buffon] looked after himself.
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