Former Teammate Trying To Lure Buffon To Join Him Away From Juventus
Gianluigi Buffon might have been in the headlines for all the wrong reasons for the past five days but now the legendary Italian goalkeeper is being courted by his former teammate to join a new team.
Of course by now its not news to tell you about Buffon's ridiculous outburst against referee Michael Oliver in the Champions League against Real Madrid or his refusal to apologise when all the dust had settled.
The reason the Italian legend was so emotional was of course because this year was likely the last chance for him to win Europe's elite club competition for the first time as his career is likely to finish in the summer.
The 40 year old's deal with Juve is coming to an end and with Wozniak Szczesny already signed by the Old Lady to take his place there's doubts he will continue, certainly not for the Serie A champions.
However according to Spanish newspaper AS it might not be the end for the former Parma goalie. They say that former Juve colleague Carlos Tevez is hoping to persuade him to move to Boca Juniors when the European season ends.
The report states that Buffon would initially move to Argentina for a six month contract, taking him to the end of the Argentine season and meaning that he would play a huge part in the Copa Libertadores campaign.
That in essence would give him one last crack at a big continental competition seeing as the Libertadores is the South American equivalent of the Champions League that has somehow evaded Buffon.
Tevez could certainly make a hated XI:
AS reckon that the legendary shot stopper could be tempted to join Tevez, who has been used to suggest the move, and a chance to play at the Bombenera would be of interest to him.
Tevez of course has only just arrived back in Buenos Aires after a stint in China and should Buffon decide to carry on at the end of the season then a move to the Far East or the MLS would be two other obvious options for him.
Let's hope the incident last week isn't the defining moment of Buffon's last season whether he carries on or not.