BREAKING: Gianluigi Buffon resigns from Juventus after 17 years

Legendary Italian gialkeeper, Gianluigi Buffon has confirmed he will leave Juventus at the end of the current season, after 17 years.

Buffon will make his final appearance for the Old Lady on Saturday vs Hellas Verona.

Wojciech Szczęsny will now take over as Juventus’ No.1 next season.

Buffon, revered as the greatest goalkeepers of all time in Turin, won 11 Serie A titles, a Serie B title and four Coppa Italias.

Speaking at a press conference, the footballer said: “Saturday will be my last game for Juventus. I think 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.

“I cannot thank the president for his kind words. It gives me great pleasure that so many people have come out to see me. My principles have always been honesty, loyalty and to fight against hyprocrisy.

“I’m very emotional, but I arrive today with happiness and fulfilment. I always tried to do my best.

“What will I do? For now I only know 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.”

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