The journey of playing ball of Gianluigi Buffon has not stopped. The Italian goalkeeper has just reached an agreement to extend the contract with Juventus.
On June 30, the binding effect between Buffon and the “Old Lady” will end.
However, Italian media said the goalkeeper found a common ground with club president Andrea Agnelli, to allow him to continue playing for the Turin representative team for another two seasons. At the moment, the new contract between Buffon and Juventus is only missing the handshake between the two sides, and the signature on paper.
Buffon is 42 years old and does not want to retire. He shared that he still felt very full and could play football until he was 50 years old. In the 2019/20 season, the Italian goalkeeper made 7 appearances in Serie A. In total, he stood in the wooden frame of the home team 11 matches in all competitions. This shows that the Juventus coaching staff still has a high confidence in Buffon.
Buffon was with Juventus during 2001-2018. After that, he had a PSG shirt, before returning to the Allianz yard of the “Old Lady” in the summer of 2019. Show “Gigi”, Buffon’s intimate name, no longer becomes the top choice in the team’s goal. home. Nevertheless, the Italian legend still accepted the role of reserve for his colleague Wojciech Szczęsny.
Buffon is considered a “longevity tree” of the football world. While the Italian team winning the 2006 World Cup almost retired, “Gigi” still stood in the goal and showed his ability to block the ball. Speaking of teammates, Fabio Cannavaro and Francesco Totti think that only when Juventus does not allow him to play football, the goalkeeper will stop.
“Buffon wants to play until he is 50 years old. However, he can only play in the peak environment for two or three more seasons,” Totti, the former AS Roma star, told Goal.
In his career, Buffon has collected many noble titles. He has the Scudetto title, the National Cup, the Italian Super Cup with Juventus. At PSG, the goalkeeper also took the throne in Ligue 1. In the blue shirt of the army, “Gigi” also owns the world gold cup. The noble title missing of this goalkeeper is the Champions League.
He revealed his father’s hobby of collecting shirts
The Juventus club goalkeeper has a hobby of collecting shirts, especially those who play football.
In the match between Juventus and AC Milan in the Coppa Italy semi-final recently, goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has captured the main. After the match, he changed shirts with Daniel Maldini, the striker on the Milan side. Daniel is the son of Paolo Maldini, the legendary defender of San Siro.
After the match, Buffon was spotted with an excited face and a “son” of Maldini on his shoulders. When asked by reporters, the legendary goalkeeper revealed that he has a hobby of collecting the shirts of father and son who used to play football.
“My collection has both the father and son of the Chiesa family, the Thuram family and the Weah family. And now I have enough Maldini shirts. I am still waiting to have their grandchildren’s shirt,” Buffon said.
In the semi-final of the Coppa Italy, Buffon was one of the three best “senior” players, alongside Cristiano Ronaldo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The former Italy goalkeeper has repeatedly blocked the opponent’s finishes.
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