Juventus veteran goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon signs new deal

Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon

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Juventus veteran goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has put pen-to-paper on a new three-year deal with the club as he looks set to end his career in Turin.

Buffon has been an integral part of the Juventus set-up since joining from Parma in 2001 – making over 400 league appearances.

The 36-year-old has always played his football in Italy after making his debut for I Crociati in 1995, where he started 168 times.

The World Cup winner has always made it clear that he wants to end his career with Juventus and his latest commitment will keep him in employment until at least 2017.

Juventus, who are valued at 31.00 to win the Champions League, continue to rely on the experience and quality of the veteran, and will look to secure a fourth successive Serie A title with him in the side this season.

The Italy international has won five Serie A titles in total with the Turin-based outfit and is hopefully of adding to that tally before hanging up the gloves.

Buffon said: “I want to continue performing to a high level, so that I can be an asset and a point of reference.

“Praise from the club makes me proud of the choice I made 14 years ago.”

The defending Scudetto champions have also handed fresh terms to defender Giorgio Chiellini, who has committed his future until 2018.

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