Veteran Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has officially joined Paris Saint-Germain on a one year deal, the French Ligue 1 champions announced on Friday.

The 40-year-old 2006 World Cup winner joins the most successful Ligue 1 side in the last decade on a free transfer days after his contract with Juventus ended.

“We all feel an immense pride in welcoming Gianluigi Buffon into the great Paris Saint-Germain family,” PSG’s Qatari president Nasser Al-Khelaïfi announced in a statement.

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The former Juventus Goalkeeper has the option of staying on in the France capital for one more year.

Buffon Speaks 

“I know what dreams Paris Saint-Germain and its fans have in their hearts.”

“For the first time in my career, I am leaving my country and only a project this ambitious could have encouraged me to make such a decision. I want to thank the club and the president for their confidence.”

“To have followed the club’s incredible progression in recent years, I know what dreams Paris Saint-Germain and its fans have in their hearts. I am going to bring all my energy, all my experience and all of my thirst to win to help my new club achieve all the great objectives it has set out for the future,” Gianluigi Buffon excitedly reeled out.

 

  • Was born in 1978, just eight years after PSG was founded

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