Gianluigi Buffon, at 43-years-old, does not want to hang up the gloves yet. The Italy international will see his contract expire next month, and Juventus FC has decided not to extend the player’s contract.
This departure will be the second time that Buffon departs The Old Lady, with the first being when the goalkeeper left for a season when he joined Paris Saint-Germain in 2018.
Buffon’s lone season in the French capital was supposed to bring that veteran leadership they needed in goal. However, in the most important much, Buffon made simple mistakes that led to the capital club collapsing against Manchester United FC.
In an interview with GQ Italy, Buffon spoke about his time with PSG, which he looks back fondly despite lasting only one season.
“Where you will see me honestly, I still don’t have the faintest idea, even if everything leads me to leave Italy, because, in the end, the experience in Paris was beautiful for me; it enriched me football and humanly. I felt like a better person. Suppose I want to continue to progress as a man,” Buffon said.
“In that case, I have to try to have another type of experience not in Italy because of just the idea of learning another language, coming into contact with other people, and overcoming difficulties. These are all steps that give you a lot of security, and I feel that I am fine when I understand that I am doing something to improve myself as a person and not just as a player.”
The Buffon experience is a blessing in disguise for Les Parisiens as it allowed them to continue their pursuit for a goalkeeper and eventually land them Keylor Navas.
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