Gianluigi Buffon: Paris St-Germain full signing of Juventus legend
Paris St-Germain have signed former Juventus and Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon on a free switch.
Buffon, 40, left Juventus on the finish of final season, ending a 17-year keep at a membership the place he performed 656 instances.
The nine-time Serie A winner was rumoured to be supplied an off-field position at Juve however has signed a one-year take care of the French champions with the choice for an additional 12 months.
“I do know what goals PSG and its followers have of their hearts,” he mentioned.
“I’m going to carry all my vitality, all my expertise and all of my thirst to win to assist my new membership obtain all the good aims it has set out for the longer term.
“For the primary time in my profession, I’m leaving my nation and solely a undertaking this formidable might have inspired me to make such a call.”
Buffon closed out his Juventus profession with a seventh consecutive league title.
He’ll hyperlink up with new PSG head coach Thomas Tuchel at Parc des Princes and is prone to compete with Alphonse Areola for a beginning place.
Membership president, Nasser Al- Khelaifi, mentioned: “The immensity of his profession, in addition to his formidable persona, unifying and stylish, make him probably the most admired and revered gamers in world soccer.
“His arrival reaffirms our will to at all times go greater, an ambition that we intend to pursue with a dedication simply as robust.”
Buffon, Italy’s most capped participant with 176 appearances, retired from nationwide workforce responsibility after they did not qualify for the World Cup.
Buffon received the World Cup with Italy in 2006 however has famously by no means managed to win the Champions League, shedding the 2003 remaining to AC Milan, in 2014 to Barcelona and in 2017 to Actual Madrid.