Sports Football 22 May 2018 After Juventus exit, ...

After Juventus exit, Gianluigi Buffon to take call on Paris Saint-Germain switch

AFP
Published May 22, 2018, 4:11 pm IST
Updated May 22, 2018, 4:19 pm IST
Buffon played his final game on Saturday, capping a 17-year career in Turin that harvested seven consecutive Serie A titles.
Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi earlier in the day poured water on suggestions Buffon could step in to replace the French club's number one goalkeeper, Alphonse Areola. (Photo: AFP)
 Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi earlier in the day poured water on suggestions Buffon could step in to replace the French club's number one goalkeeper, Alphonse Areola. (Photo: AFP)

Milan: Juventus legend Gianluigi Buffon said 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 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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