Gianluigi Buffon, the Juventus goalkeeper, has confirmed that he intends to retire by June 2023 at the earliest, but will not rule out retiring sooner.
The 43-year-deal old’s with the Turin club expires at the end of the season, and the Italian champions have yet to agree on a renewal.
In an interview with The Guardian, Buffon said, “Look, in my mind, there is a final stop sign, a maximum bar, which is June 2023.”
“That is the pinnacle, the pinnacle of the pinnacle of the pinnacle of the pinnacle of the pinnac But in four months, I might stop playing.”
Buffon, a 2006 World Cup winner with Italy and a 10-time Serie A winner with Juventus, announced his retirement in 2017 but instead spent a year with French side Paris St. Germain before returning to Juve.
This season, he has filled in for Wojciech Szczesny at Juve, making 10 appearances in all competitions.