Paris Saint-Germain have completed the signing of Gianluigi Buffon for a one-year contract. The 40-year old legendary goalkeeper will be giving one last shot for the UCL title with the Ligue 1 champions.
The 40-year old goalkeeper has made a shock move to the Ligue 1 Champions.
He links up with PSG after leaving Juventus as a free agent. He spent 17 years in Turin and belonged to the heart of Juventus fans.
Buffon told his new club’s official website, as he prepares to open a new chapter in an iconic career,
“It is with a great feeling of happiness that I join PSG. For the first time in my career, I am leaving my country and only a project this ambitious could have encouraged me to make such a decision. I want to thank the club and the president for their confidence. To have followed the club’s incredible progression in recent years, I know what dreams PSG, and its fans have in their hearts.
Despite being 40 years old, Buffon promised he would give all his energy and experience,
“I am going to bring all my energy, all my experience and all of my thirst to win to help my new club achieve all the great objectives it has set out for the future. With my teammates and our supporters, we will share fantastic emotions at the Parc des Princes and in all of the stadiums in which we are going to represent Paris, a marvellous city that deserves to one day see its club at the top of international football.”
PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi added,
“We all feel an immense pride in welcoming Gianluigi Buffon into the great family. The immensity of his career, as well as his ambitious personality, unifying and elegant, make him one of the most admired and respected players in world football. Our supporters will know how to welcome Buffon with the enthusiasm and love that he deserves.”
Buffon won nine Serie A titles during his time with Juventus and also tasted World Cup glory with Italy in 2006.
However, in his long career, he failed to win the Champions League. He will be hoping to challenge for that elusive honour once again after joining ambitious PSG.