At 44, Gianluigi Buffon has still not hung up the gloves. Now a resident of Parma in Serie B, the Italian goalkeeper says he is ready for an ultimate major challenge.
After building his legend with Juventus Turin between 2001 and 2018, the Transalpin has traveled “a lot” in recent years. First there was his unfinished one-year escapade at Paris Saint-Germain in 2018-2019, then two less successful seasons at Juve where he played understudy for Wojciech Szczęsny. Before his return to his training club last summer, where he regained starting status and ended the season at an anonymous 12and place in Serie B.
But the 2006 world champion has not forgotten his dreams of greatness. As he confided to France Soccer this Saturday, the forties would not say no to a last challenge within a top European club. “A return to PSG? You never know, if you tell me: ‘At 50, you will still be playing and, in the meantime, you will have gone to Barça and Real, you will have won a World Cup and a Champions League’, I would not be surprised.“, Slipped the Italian, sure of his body. “I did everything to reach the maximum and I can still reach it at any time.»
After his mixed spell in the capital, where he had alternated with Alphonse Areola in the Ile-de-France goal in the league but failed to transmit his experience in major events and even made a mistake during the disillusionment against Manchester United in the Champions League ( 2-0, 1-3), not sure, however, that the Parisian leaders are thinking of him for the future. And this despite the major cleaning that is preparing for the position of understudy behind Gianluigi Donnarumma, named new number one goalie for next season to the detriment of the experienced Keylor Navas, pushed towards the exit.
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