Gigi Buffon has made his decision

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Gigi Buffon, retirement is closer

Gigi Buffon is reportedly considering ending his career after an honorable 28-year professional career. This is what ‘Sky Sport’ reported on Tuesday, according to which the former Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper, in his last two seasons at Parma (the club with which he began his adventure among the ‘bigs’ in the mid-1990s) would have already turned down the maxi-offer from Saudi Arabia that arrived in early July.

The offer, reported by the ‘Corriere dello Sport,’ included a 30 million annual salary to play for one of the clubs in the Saudi league, which is hoarding champions such as, among others, Kalidou Koulibaly, Roberto Firmino, as well as, of course, Cristiano Ronaldo, who arrived at the court of Al-Nassr already last winter.

Buffon has a contract with Parma valid for another year and a 15 million euro salary, but he may well decide to hang up his gloves. Unless the alleged offer with a salary double his current one pushes him to continue.

Buffon is one of those goalkeepers who have made history in Italian soccer. Always divided between Parma and Juventus, with a brief spell at Paris Saint-Germain in 2018-2019, he has won 10 scudetti with the Bianconeri jersey, and that’s a record, but two other records he holds are the number of appearances in Serie A, 657, and in the national team, 176, with which he won the world title in 2006 and came close to success at the 2012 European Championships, won by Spain in the final against the Azzurri.

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