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

AFP May 22, 2018 10:38:15 IST
Serie A: Juventus legend Gianluigi Buffon to make decision on Paris Saint-Germain move this week

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.

Serie A Juventus legend Gianluigi Buffon to make decision on Paris SaintGermain move this week

File image of Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon. Reuters

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."

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