Buffon to leave Juventus for the second time in the summer

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Gianluigi Buffon could go elsewhere from Juventus for the second time in this summer transfer window. As his first-team appearances were limited in the second part of the season.

The club legend came back to the Bianconeri from Paris Saint-Germain in 2019 after a short one-year spell for the French champions. 

The 43-year-old goalkeeper signed for the record Serie A champions for €52.9 million in 2001 from Parma. Buffon has made only 5 starts for Andrea Pirlo’s side and few other starts came in the cup competition. Wojciech Szczesny continues to thrive in the No. 1 position.

Buffon and Juventus – The Big Picture

The reports are suggesting that if Juventus legend leaves the club then Serie A rivals Napoli are among the interested clubs for him. FC Porto are in for him as they are familiar with veteran goalkeepers as Casillas ended his career there. LOSC Lille could also be a potential destination for Buffon.

Buffon began his career with the Parma youth system in 1991, at the age of 13. During his time in the youth academy, he initially played in several out-field positions, in particular as a midfielder. Then he switched to his current position of goalkeeper.

After an initial call-up to train with the first-team during the summer of 1994. Buffon promoted to the senior squad in 1995, and at the age of 17 years, he made his Serie A debut for Parma under Nevio Scala, keeping a clean sheet in a 0–0 home draw against eventual Serie A Champions AC Milan. 

Buffon accused of participating in illegal betting on Serie A matches in 2006. Juventus’s punishment in the Calciopoli scandal, in which their two most recent Serie A titles were stripped, and the squad were relegated to Serie B and penalized with a point deduction. Despite that Buffon elected to remain at Juventus that made him extremely popular with the Juventus fans.

It will be interesting to see what the future holds for Buffon next season and if he’ll remain at Juventus or leave for the 2nd time.

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