Gianluigi Buffon is not retiring, he will join Serie B side Parma till 2023

Gianluigi Buffon is 43 but that doesn’t stop him from being a dependable option. He has been a perfect alternative for Wajciech Szczesny for Juventus in their last two seasons. Legendary goalkeeper confirms that he is going to continue playing football next season and will be joining back his former club Parma in Italian 2nd division. The place from where this all started and the club where he grew up.

According to TuttoMercatoWeb through Football Italia, Serie A goalkeeper had three probable options. Being Marc-Andre Ter Stegen’s backup at Barcelona, joining Atletico Madrid who won Laliga title this season and acting as a support for Jan Oblak or heading back to where he made his debute at the age of seventeen in 1995 for six years before joining Juventus in 2001, his former side Parma to give nostalgia.

The Italian will be leaving Juventus for the second time for his emotional return to the first club. He spent seventeen years of his career at Juventus and won nine Serie A trophies, one Serie B trophy, six Coppa Italia and a runner up finisher in the UEFA Champions League thrice.

He also spent one season at the French side with Paris Saint-Germain before returning back to Juventus in 2019.

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