ROME, Sept. 16 (Xinhua) — Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon will finish his career at the Turin club, his agent Silvano Martina revealed on Friday.
The 33-year-old has enjoyed a stellar career in Turin and despite being tipped to leave Juve after the Calciopoli scandal, he decided to cling to the club, garnering praise from his representative, the goal.com reported.
"Buffon will end his career at Juventus," Martina told Radio Mana Mana Sport. "If he then goes on to win the Scudetto, who’ll be able to move him from Turin?
|Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon reacts after their Berlusconi Trophy soccer match against AC Milan at the San Siro Stadium in Milan, northern Italy, August 21, 2011.|
"He is a great player and an extraordinary person. Just think back to when he decided to stay with the club in Serie B, as not everyone would have done that and not everybody would have accepted a wage cut either."
Martina then went on to speak about his client being regarded as one of the all-time greats, and also expects Buffon to beat Dino Zoff’s goalkeeping appearance record of 112 for Italy.
"There are few goalkeepers of his level and it’s hard to find a world class one like him," continued Martina.
"There are some good goalkeepers around, but don’t forget that Buffon will soon beat Dino Zoff’s appearance record for Italy."
Juventus will look to continue their winning ways against Siena on Sunday.