Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon announced on Thursday that he will be leaving the Italian football club after 17 years, a long career that has seen him become one of the world's most recognizable faces in the sport.
"Juventus is a family for me and I am honoured to have been a part of it. The club is planning for a victorious future. If one day I am considered someone who can help the cause, Juventus will take priority for me," he added.
Buffon, who participated in 176 games with the Italian national team, said he was not going to participate in any of the national team's games, leaving the floor for the "several young keepers who need to gain experience to grow."
Buffon has not yet decided his next step and said he would need to "go through training in order to understand the right path to take and what role to occupy."
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