Gianluigi Buffon has confirmed he will leave Juventus after 17 years at the club.
The legendary Italy goalkeeper, who will make his final appearance for Juventus on Saturday against Hellas Verona, captained the club to a seventh straight Serie A title three days ago and fourth consecutive Coppa Italia last week.
The match this Saturday against Verona will be Buffon's final Serie A appearance.
Forty-year-old Buffon is regarded as one of the greatest goalkeepers of all time with 11 Serie A titles, a Serie B title and four Coppa Italias. He is Italy's most capped player (176).
During the press conference where he announced his departure from Juventus, Buffon said that it's the best way to “end this wonderful adventure”.
“To end it with another two victories, which are truly important, and to end it with the closeness and accompaniment of Andrea and the whole Juventus populace,” Buffon said.
“I'm very emotional, but I arrive today with happiness and fulfilment. I always tried to do my best,” Buffon added.
Reports have linked Buffon with a move to Liverpool. However, Buffon has not confirmed any of these reports or if he will retire.
“Saturday I will play my last game. Andrea Ragnelli knows everything that happens around me. He is an advisor.
“Until a few a days ago I was certain I would retire from football. Now some interesting proposals have arrived,” Buffon said.