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CARDIFF, WALES - JUNE 03: Gianluigi Buffon of Juventus celebrates his side first goal during the UEFA Champions League Final between Juventus and Real Madrid at National Stadium of Wales on June 3, 2017 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Iker Casillas has sent his friend Gianluigi Buffon his best wishes after the legendary Italian goalkeeper announced that he will be leaving Juventus in the summer

The 40-year-old’s contract at Turin will expire at the end of the season and, after holdings discussions with the board, Buffon announced on Thursday that he will be ending his 17-year association with Juventus after Saturday’s final game of the season against the relegated Hellas Verona at the Allianz Stadium.

Buffon has yet to announce his retirement after revealing that he has received offers from clubs that would permit him to continue his playing career and that will he now take some time to consider some “interesting proposals” before making a final decision.

“I wish you the best in the next stage that begins for you. You deserve everything good friend,” Casillas wrote on Twitter.