Juventus director Beppe Marotta has lauded Gianluigi Buffon as a true champion and voiced his hope that the goalkeeper will retire at the club.
The Bianconeri No.1 has spent the last 12 years in Turin, winning four Serie A titles with the club and becoming captain in 2012.
Marotta has hailed the 35-year-old as an excellent professional and would like to see the former Parma man continue to represent the club for years to come.
"Buffon is a true champion," he told La Gazzetta dello Sport. "He is a superlative professional.
"My hope and wish is that he can defend Italy and Juve's goal for many years to come.
"I believe and I hope that he will finish his career with Juve and this is the basis for him to remain at Juve for a long time."