Paris Saint-Germain have confirmed the capture of legendary Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon.
He has signed for the 2018/19 season with an option to extend for one more.
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— Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_inside) July 6, 2018
Buffon, 40, was available on a free transfer after his contract expired at Juventus on June 30. He was set to retire before the Serie A season ended, but had a change of heart once other offers started pouring in.
The move is widely seen as Buffon taking one final crack at winning the Champions League, the only prestigious trophy that has eluded him during his illustrious career.
However, he will be banned for the first three matches of next season’s Champions League after his antics against Real Madrid in the quarterfinals this past year.
Still the world’s most expensive transfer involving a goalkeeper, Buffon played 656 games for Juventus in 17 seasons, including one in Serie B when they were relegated following the Calciopoli scandal.
In almost two decades with Juventus, Buffon won nine Scudetti (not including the two stripped titles in 2005 and 2006) and four Coppa Italia trophies. He also lifted the 2006 World Cup with Italy.