Gianluigi Buffon – Courtesy of Buffon’s Instagram account
CAIRO – 18 May 2018: Paris Saint Germain has made a two-year offer to Gianluigi Buffon, who just announced that he is leaving Juventus.
The French and Italian news media highlighted on their covers the offer that PSG has made to the Italian international goalkeeper; however, it is Gazzetta dello Sport who gives more details of this offer.
It is reported that PSG believes that Buffon can improve the current goalkeepers, Alphonse Areola and Kevin Trapp.
According to Gazzetta dello Sport, PSG has already presented an offer to Buffon for two years. The Italian newspaper advances that the offer is about €8 million.
PSG’s Qatari owner believes that Buffon would also become one of the ambassadors of the 2022 World Cup, which is set to be held in Qatar.
Buffon, 40 years old, will conclude his long spell at Juventus on Saturday against Hellas Verona on the final day of Serie A. In this match, Buffon will celebrate with Juventus’ fans with the achieved trophies this year, the Scudetto and Copa Italia.
Buffon, who made his professional debut for Parma in 1995 before joining Juve in 2001, had planned to end his career at the 2018 World Cup, which would have been his sixth, but Italy astonishingly failed to qualify for the first time since 1958.
The keeper has remained remarkably loyal to the Turin side, refusing to leave them even after they were relegated to Serie B in 2006 over the Calciopoli match-fixing scandal, which also saw them stripped of a further two Serie A titles.