Football NewsGianluigi Buffon is about to return to Parma
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Gianluigi Buffon is set to rejoin Parma in a two-year deal after leaving Juve.


Gianluigi Buffon decided to keep playing

Gianluigi announced that he would leave Juventus for the second time in May, returning to the club in 2019 following a one-season stay at PSG. The 43-year-old also said he is considering retirement, but has now postponed those plans to seal up a return to Parma, the club where he started back in 1995. Gianluigi will be officially unveiled at Stadio Ennio Tardini this week on a deal, set to run until the end of the 2022-23 season. The Italian was questioned by reporters on the move while fighting off the Gianluigi Buffon Summer Camp at his goalkeeping academy in Marina di Pietrasanta, and said he decided to keep playing because he still feels good.


A little about Buffon

Gianluigi Buffon played in just 14 matches in all competitions for Juventus in 2020-21 as he had to do with a reserve role behind Polish international Wojciech Szczesny once again. The World Cup winner conceded nine goals while retaining six clean sheets, and took the Coppa Italia and Supercoppa winners’ medals to add to his illustrious CV. Gianluigi Buffon’s legendary status in Turin was secured during his first stint at the club between 2001 and 2018, which saw him make 656 appearances and pick up nine Serie A. Only Alessandro Del Piero has distinguished himself in more games for Juventus than Gianluigi Buffon, who won a total of 22 trophies while on their books and also appeared in three Champions League finals.

Gianluigi made his debut for Parma at the age of 17 in November 1995 and went on to play 220 games for the club before being dismantled by Juventus for a record-breaking € 52 million in royalties in 2001. The ex-international from Italy helped Parma win the Coppa Italia, Supercoppa Italiana and the UEFA Cup with 85 clean sheets along the way, and will now be tasked with helping them win a promotion to Serie A after their last deadline departure.