Friday August 22 2014
‘Buffon to play for a long time’

Gianluigi Buffon is not yet near retirement, says his agent, who also looks to reassure over contract talks with Juventus.

The 36-year-old has been reported for a number of months as set for negotiations with the Old Lady over a new deal, yet nothing has materialised as of yet.

Talk has also arrived surrounding the player’s intentions with regards to retirement and on both matters his representative has now commented.

“Calm, you have all seen the state Buffon is in, he will play on for a long time,” Silvano Martina has told

“The contract is due to expire next June, that is true, but the words of Marotta seem very clear in this regard.

“There is no rush for the renewal - for this we have not yet set a date for a meeting.

“Let the transfer market finish and the season begin, then we will see.

“It will really take two minutes to sign a new agreement.”