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Gianluigi Buffon is still indecisive about his future after leaving Juventus, indicating that he will wait until June to make a decision. Read more Parma News here.

Parma News | Parma could bring Gianluigi Buffon back to the club permanently

The 43-year-old, who has 176 caps for Italy between 1997 and 2018, just announced his departure from the Bianconeri but has yet to decide whether or not to continue playing.

Buffon returned to Juventus two years ago after spending the previous season at Paris Saint-Germain, but he was always second best to Wojciech Szczesny.

In this month’s 2-1 Coppa Italia final triumph against Atalanta, he made his farewell appearance for the club, lifting one last piece of silverware.

Buffon has won 10 Serie A titles. He made more games in Italy’s top division (657) than any other player since joining Juventus from Parma in 2001. However, he has promised to take a two-week sabbatical to contemplate. If he is to extend his career beyond 2021-22, he must be excited about playing.

“I’ve chosen to take a 15-day sabbatical,” he said on Canale 5.

“I want to consider what I should do carefully and in the most appropriate manner. If I decide to pursue a road, I must be motivated and enthusiastic; otherwise, it is better to abandon it. Because I’m a calm person, I’m not in a rush. It necessitates consideration. There are times when you must take a step back rather than taking a dangerous stride ahead. It was the proper thing to do, and the outcome was satisfying. Even though I was a youngster, I grew into a man at Juve.”

Despite their relegation to Serie B, Buffon’s first club, Parma, has been suggested as a possible destination.

In the early 1990s, he came through Parma’s system. He went on to play over 200 games for them in all competitions before Juve made him the world’s most expensive goalkeeper at the time in 2001, for over €52 million.

He helped Parma win the Coppa Italia, UEFA Cup, and Supercoppa Italiana during his six years with the senior squad.

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