Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has confirmed he will remain with the club despite their demotion to Serie B for their part in the Italy’s match-fixing scandal.
The World Cup winning keeper had been tipped to leave the Stadio Delle Alpi, but Buffon has now confirmed he intends to stay
“I cannot hide that, after five years here, I was tempted by a new experience,” Buffon said.
“That could have been Milan, Internazionale or Arsenal, and I think I would have tended towards Milan.
“This club has helped me to win and if I have become world champion, it is thanks to Juve.
“I can cope with a year in the second division and I will look to do something new and win the Serie B title.”
New Juventus coach Didier Deschamps has also confirmed that striker David Trezeguet and midfielder Mauro Camoranesi will remain with the club.
“He’s not uncertain, David chose Juve and I’m really happy,” Deschamps told Corriere dello Sport.
“Camoranesi will remain here too.”
Alessandro Del Piero is another who will be staying.
“For me, he’s a regular,” Deschamps confirmed. “I’ve spoken for a long time with him and I know he suffered a lot in the last two years.
“I’ve explained he must put himself in the right condition to be a regular.”