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Gianluigi Buffon, the Juventus goalkeeper, has finally announced that he will leave the club at the end of the season.
Buffon, 43, announced the news to beIN Sports.
Juventus, he claims, lacks consistency this season.
The Italian shot-stopper returned to Turin in July 2019 after a year with Paris Saint-Germain, but his deal with the Bianconeri expires in June, and he believes it is time to part ways.
“I’ve decided to leave Juventus at the end of the season, I’m not extending the contract,” Buffon said.
“We lacked continuity,” he added. “In the end, in the games, we played against the top five, six teams, we often won. We drew sometimes and lost some.
“But it has always been even games. Instead, we lost stupid points against the lesser teams. This means you are a team that has yet to grow in character.”
Buffon kept three clean sheets in seven Serie A games this season for Juventus.
He also helped Andrea Pirlo’s side to the Coppa Italia final, which seems set to be his last match with the club on May 19.
Juventus fight for a place in the Champions League next season, as they sit fifth in the Serie A table, one point behind Napoli at fourth.