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Gianluigi Buffon Set To Sign Two Year Deal With PSG

Gianluigi Buffon Set To Sign Two Year Deal With PSG

Gianluigi Buffon looks set to reject retirement and a chance to end his career in America or China to give himself one last chance at winning the Champions League by moving to PSG.

It's been known for a good while now that it was likely to be Gianluigi Buffon's last season with Juventus. At 40 his contract with the Old Lady was coming to an end and they'd already signed someone to replace him.

After Italy failed to qualify for the World Cup he took a month off to clear his head and quit the international stage and retirement in the summer looked a certainty.

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However last month the former World Cup winner decided that he wouldn't be hanging up his gloves but would still be leaving the Allianz Stadium.

Buffon could have followed the millions on offer in the Far East or taken it easy in MLS and found a nice city to retire to.

Instead the former Parma number one will, according to Corrie dello Sport, sign a two year deal with Ligue 1 champions PSG worth €8 million a year with the deal to be announced soon.

Buffon with the Serie A title. Image: PA Images
Buffon with the Serie A title. Image: PA Images
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Tuchel will obviously be expected to continue the side's domestic dominance but his biggest goal will be to improve their fortunes in Europe.

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Now one of the biggest sides in the continent and spending so much on the likes of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe the side have failed to make it past the last 16 in the last two years.

Buffon has won the World Cup with Italy, and earned 176 caps, he's also won Serie A 11 times and numerous other cup competitions and solo awards but the Champions League has eluded him.

His last performance in the competitions saw him sent off against Real Madrid and he will be suspended for the start of next season's competitions.

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Topics: Football News, Thomas Tuchel, Ligue 1, PSG, Gianluigi Buffon, Juventus, France, Italy

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