After a one year stint at French champions Paris Saint-Germain, Gianluigi Buffon returns to Juventus on a free transfer.
The Old lady welcomed Gianluigi Buffon who spent 17 years at Turin before joining PSG for another spell as the understudy of Wojciech Szczesny’s. After his move was confirmed Buffon seemed very happy and said resigning with Juve are ‘happiest and beautiful days of my life’.
Buffon won the league one and Trophee des Champions during his one year at PSG, playing as the number one choice for the French club. However, he refused to extend his contract and decided to move back to his old club
On completing his move, Buffon said : “I am happy to have returned home and to have the opportunity again to embrace you and to be embraced by you.
“This is one of the happiest and beautiful days of my life. Today I received the confirmation that life is incredible and it’s always worth dreaming.”
Silvano Martina, Buffon’s agent told that he has snubbed big offers from Premier League to resign with the Bianconeri.
“Buffon has always made choices with his heart and never for his wallet. You can compare his return home to that of a husband who after an escapade can’t wait to hug his wife again.
Juve are aiming high this season, as they look forward to win the Champions League with their new manager Maurizio Sarri and talisman Cristiano Ronaldo. They’ve made enough signings this window to have a perfect squad depth for competing for all the trophies in the league and a European triumph.
Afrter already signing Arsenal midfielders, Aaron Ramsey and Adrien Rabiot for free deals , the Old lady only lacked depth in midfield last season, and they look to have filled the void by the signing of Rabiot and Ramsey. Juve have also signed left back Luca Pellegrini from AS Roma in this transfer window and are also heavily linked with a move for 19 year old, Ajax centre back, Matthias De Ligt.