Ligue 1 Champions Paris Saint Germaine have officially confirmed the signing of veteran goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon on a free transfer deal from Juventus.
The 40-year-old left the ‘Old Lady‘ toward the end of last season, bringing down the shade on a trophy-loaded 17-year spell with the club.
It had been speculated in a few quarters that the Italian shot-stopper would now hang his gloves, but having been a key part of the Juve side that won seven straight Italian leagues (Scudetti), the goalkeeping legend unmistakably feels regardless of that he has something left to give elsewhere.
The Veteran goalkeeper made an impressive 656 caps for the Old Lady, but now joins a PSG on a challenge: to win the Champions League, the one trophy that has so far dodged Buffon amid his exceptional and illustrious career.
Buffon won nine Serie A titles and four Coppa Italia with the club but failed to lift the Champions League, losing in Europe elite competitions on no fewer than three finals.
Buffon made his final cap for Juventus in a 2-1 triumph over Verona back in May and is required to be presented to the media by PSG on Monday.
The Italian is believed to have pen one-year deal with the Parisians with a possibility for a second in the French capital, a deal which could keep him playing beyond his 42.
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“I know what dreams PSG and its fans have in their hearts,” he said.
“I am going to bring all my energy, all my experience and all of my thirst to win to help my new club achieve all the great objectives it has set out for the future.
“For the first time in my career, I am leaving my country and only a project this ambitious could have encouraged me to make such a decision.”
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