Gianluigi Buffon commits future to Juventus beyond his 40th birthday

The legendary goalkeeper signs a two-year extension with the club

BY Cian Roche 16:14 Wednesday 11 May 2016, 16:14 11 May 2016

Legendary Juventus goalkeeper has committed his future to the club for an additional two years which will see him stay with the club until he is 40.

Buffon, who this season broke a longstanding Serie A record for most minutes without conceding, has agreed a two-year extension that will keep him at the club until 2018.

The 38-year-old won his seventh league title with the club this season but Juventus were also knocked out of the Champions League at the quarter-final stage by Bayern Munich, having reached the final last year.

"I’m proud of this further act of trust that the club and the world of Juve have placed in me" he told reporters.

"I want to emphasise the fact that the path we’re on together is one of strength, with everyone coming together to try and improve and get to the dream and the objective we’re all aiming for [the Champions League].

"I think I can reach it with my teammates and this great club which makes us feel secure. In the end the real truth is that player can only express himself at great levels when working with a group, and when there are people behind the scenes who know their stuff.

"I think everyone knows my history with Juventus, I hope it will end in the best way and with more successes."


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