Wednesday March 30 2011
Buffon faces career dilemma

Gigi Buffon will face a career dilemma this summer - he can either decide to stay at Juventus for life or leave and join Thomas Di Benedetto's new Roma.

The 33-year-old is a picture of happiness while on international duty, but appears burdened with responsibility back at Juventus.

It's no secret that Juventus would like Buffon to take a pay cut. His existing deal said to be worth €6.5m a season is due to expire in 2013 and it's thought that the Old Lady plan to ask Buffon to slash his wages by more than 50 per cent in an effort to reduce costs.

Buffon's alternative would be to seek a new challenge, and the Italian media feel that Roma fit his criteria following the club's takeover by an ambitious American consortium.

La Gazzetta dello Sport understands that if an offer were to present itself in Turin, Juventus would ask for Mirko Vucinic in exchange plus a lump sum in cash.

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