Leeds United Reportedly Trying To Sign Free Agent Gianluigi Buffon
Leeds United are reportedly in the mix to sign free agent Gianluigi Buffon.
The legendary keeper, 41, left Paris Saint-Germain at the end of the season and he's considering his future with options on the table.
Parma and Atalanta, among others, are believed to be weighing up a summer move for Buffon.
Not to mention Leeds who're trying to sign the Italian according to Corriere della Sera.
Buzzing for next season, Buffon, Payet and Costa :joy: #LUFC
- Andrew Harvey (@AndrewHarvey_) June 22, 2019
Buffon quite simply HAS to sign for Leeds now or this summer has been a disaster.
- Leeds All Over (@LeedsAllOver) June 22, 2019
Of course, Leeds failed to secure promotion to the Premier League after losing to Derby County in the Play-Off semi-final.
Despite a disappointing end to last season, Marcelo Bielsa will remain as Leeds manager and he's targetting signings for the new season with Buffon on his transfer wish list.
While the ex-Juventus man has not hinted at retirement from football, not everyone is keen to see him prolong his glittering career.
Former Sampdoria and Inter Milan shot-stopper Guido Pagliuca believes that it's time for Buffon to call it a day.
"The best keeper of the last 20 years? Buffon. The most consistent and complete," the 52-year-old said.
"And he has won more. He lived through difficult moments and he got back up again.
"As a great friend of his, I suggest that he have respect for his immense career.
"Continuing is a risk. And it is sad to make the end of [Francesco] Totti, seeing the matches off the bench. I advise him to retire here."
Will Buffon ply his trade in England's second tier next season? Watch this space.