The Napoli goalkeeper hinted that his age was a factor in his retirement, and joked that he made the decision after consulting rival Gianluigi Buffon.
“Last night I spoke to Gigi Buffon, who told me he intends to play on for another 10 years, so I gave up! The truth is I spoke to the Coach and my teammates, and at my age you evaluate things and it is best to leave space for new faces.”
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