Gianluigi Buffon Officially Joins PSG, Signs One-Year Deal


Gianluigi Buffon has chosen his destination and as many expected, the veteran Italian shot-stopper has decided to join PSG on a one-year deal. He comes from Juventus as a free agent.

The 40-year-old goalkeeper might stay for a longer period of time, however, as his contract with PSG features an option to extend it for a further year. It is unclear whether it is a club or a player clause, though.

Buffon spoke to the club’s website and expressed in delight in joining PSG, saying that “it is with a great feeling of happiness that I join Paris St Germain. 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.”

Meanwhile, PSG’s president, Nasser Al- Khelaifi, said that “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. His arrival reaffirms our will to always go higher, an ambition that we intend to pursue with a determination just as strong.”

Buffon will be officially presented as a Paris Saint-Germain player on Monday. He has won more than 170 with the Italy national team and will look to extend his career for, at least, a few more years.

It is worth noting that Buffon comes from one winning side to another. The veteran shot-stopper was an integral part of the Juventus side that won the domestic treble, and PSG did the exact same thing on France, although will far more ease.