Serie A: Juventus legend Gianluigi Buffon to make decision on Paris Saint-Germain move this week
Juventus legend Gianluigi Buffon said on Monday that he will make a decision this week on whether he will be joining Paris Saint-Germain
Milan: Juventus legend Gianluigi Buffon said on Monday that he will make a decision this week on whether he will be joining Paris Saint-Germain.
Buffon, 40, played his final game for the Italian giants in a 2-1 win over Verona on Saturday, capping a 17-year career in Turin that harvested seven consecutive Serie A titles.
"PSG? I need a week to be calm and analyse everything. These aren't simple choices. At 40, you can't make decisions in the heat of the moment," Buffon told Sky Sports Italia after playing in former Italy team-mate Andrea Pirlo's testimonial at the San Siro on Monday.
"Do I speak French? No," he added.
Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi earlier in the day poured cold water on suggestions Buffon could step in to replace the French club's number one goalkeeper, Alphonse Areola.
Al-Khelaifi told L'Equipe sports daily: "He (Buffon) is a fantastic goalkeeper, he's very charismatic and is a true gentleman. I'm sure all the clubs want him."
Verona's Eusebio Di Francesco and Cagliari's Leonardo Semplici have been shown the door after poor starts to the 2021-22 season, the latter winless after three games.
A viral video showed an off-camera fan launch a stream of racist insults at Mike Maignan while he warmed up ahead of Sunday's match at Juve's Allianz Stadium.
Pochettino now looks set to unleash Lionel Messi, the six-time Ballon d'Or winner, from the start at the Jan Breydel Stadium against Club Brugge in the Group A opener.