Juventus Legend Gianluigi Buffon Reconsidering His Future at the Club

Despite his age, Gianluigi Buffon believes to be in good enough shape to still be a starter and feels that his current role is too restricted. While it was previously reported that he would stay at Juventus, he is pondering a move away to play with more regularity, Gazzetta dello Sport reports.

Buffon has logged ten appearances across all competitions so far this season, conceding five goals and keeping six clean sheets. The outlet adds that the option of sticking around to continue backing up Wojciech Szczesny’s is the most remote one in his mind at this point. His uneasiness with the position has been noticeable.

The 43-year-old goalkeeper will discuss it with president Andrea Agnelli, with whom he has a tight relationship. He will take into consideration offers from other clubs, either in Italy and abroad. He might do like his friend Iker Casillas and finish his career at Porto, which have had some preliminary talks with him. His contract is up in the summer and he could retire if he did not receive interesting proposals.

In any case, Buffon does not want to be a burden and the break-up would be smooth, as it happened three years ago when he left for PSG as the management decided to go with Szczesny. They brought him back to serve as a veteran presence in the locker room, where he is one of the most influential players. The 2006 World Cup winner has amassed 681 appearances with the Bianconeri over the course of 19 seasons.