By Gianlui Buffon | 11 September 2018 08:07:43After years of speculation, the Italian Serie A champions Juventus have confirmed that they will not sign a new striker next season.
Speaking at the Juventus training complex, head coach Gianluio De Laurentiis said: “I have to speak with the president [Vincenzo Montella] and with the chairman [Domenico Scalfari] and it will be a tough decision.
Buffon is the second Italian striker to leave Juventus this summer after former Milan striker Alessandro Florenzi.”
I cannot say anything at this moment but we will have to see what the future holds.”
Buffon is the second Italian striker to leave Juventus this summer after former Milan striker Alessandro Florenzi.
Buffon’s exit comes at a particularly difficult time for the club, with Montella reportedly considering his future in the summer.
The club have been linked with a host of targets in the transfer market this summer including Juventus’ Serie B stars Andrea Pirlo, Giorgio Chiellini and Andrea Barzagli.
With Montella already under contract until 2019, the club have the option of signing another striker next year, but the Bianconeri appear to be determined to keep Buffon in place.
Buffan’s departure leaves Juventus with just five players in the squad currently and with a shortage of strikers, the future of the club’s squad is unclear.