Buffon ends 17-year stay at Juve for final push at PSG

Buffon ends 17-year stay at Juve for final push at PSG

The 40-year-old 2006 World Cup victor joins the big-spending Parisian side days after his contract with Juventus ended in June. "I'll do my best to help the team achieve the best results that can be achieved, but the Champions League won't be an obsession", he said.

Gianluigi Buffon won the World Cup with Italy in 2006 and the UEFA Cup with Parma in 1999, but has never lifted the Champions League, losing three finals with Juventus. To have followed the club's incredible progression in recent years, I know what dreams Paris Saint-Germain and its fans have in their hearts. I was very curious - great players and great talents are of interest to me.

"But at the beginning of a season, you can't focus on a goal, only mad people do that and we're not mad here".

"Until this year I played in the national team too and when someone plays in the national team it means they're at the top level".

He has penned a one-year deal, with the option for an additional season, and has no idea when he will hang up his boots.

"I've come to an ambitious club, where everyone wants to win".


I am very excited by this new challenge.

He links up with PSG after leaving Juventus as a free agent, with the last 17 years having been spent in Turin .

"But nobody assured me that I would be number one".

The PSG ace is widely regarded as one of the best players in the world but failed to inspire his country in Russian Federation this summer.

In theory, Buffon will mentor Areola during his potential two-year stay in Paris, but he recognised that he has been an undisputed starter wherever he has played.

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