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Former Juventus & Italy Boss Claims Gianluigi Buffon Should Have Retired in Turin

10 July, 2018, 22:12 | Author: Heidi Alvarez
  • Gianluigi Buffon signed for PSG on a free transfer after 17 years at Juventus

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.

The nine-time Serie A victor was rumoured to be offered an off-field role at Juve but instead signed a one-year deal with the French champions.

"I have joined Paris with a child's enthusiasm", Buffon said during the press conference, as quoted on PSG's official website.

He would become the first signing under the new PSG manager, Thomas Tuchel, who replaced now-Arsenal boss Unai Emery.

However he never won the Champions League - despite playing in three finals - and with the continental title long being prized by the mega-rich Qatari owners of PSG, it looks to be a flawless match. The 40-year-old 2006 World Cup victor joins the big-spending Parisian side days after his contract with Juventus ended in June. Buffon has never won Ol' Big Ears himself; the elusive Champions League trophy. "I think that the team has the character of the coach".

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"We shall all get game time during the season and I shall do all I can to put the others in the best possible conditions". "When I was 30 I thought I would play only two more years and then I was 34, 36".

"I've always been the number one, in Parma, Turin and in the national team", Buffon said at his unveiling on Monday.

Buffon sees PSG as his own challenge and hopes to emerge from it stronger, having played his entire career, until now, in his home country.

He made 176 appearances for Italy - a European record - and was voted Serie A's goalkeeper of the year 12 times.

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