Italy legend Buffon completes emotional return to Juventus
Former Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has returned to former club Juventus.
Buffon, 41, who had spent 17 years with the Turin giants completed his emotional reunion with Old Lady after just one quiet season with Paris St. Germain.
Buffon has signed a one-year contract with the bianconeri, who are now managed by former Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri and he will be joining Aron Ramsey and Adrien Rabiot who signed for the Italian champions as free agents.
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Buffon who made 176 international appearances for Italy has won the 2006 World Cup as well as nine Serie A titles and four Italian Cups with Juventus. The veteran also won the French league last season in his single season with the French giants.
He needs to make just eight more Serie A appearances to break the record of 647 currently held by AC Milan legend Paolo Maldini.
Official announcement in juventus.com
After a year away from Turin, Gianluigi Buffon has returned to Juventus, after penning in a one-year contract which will tie him to the club until 30 June 2020.
It was 19 May 2018. That was the day when there were tears in everyone’s eyes; when Gigi said goodbye to Juventus, it’s fans and vice-versa. It was the bidding of a farewell to someone who was more than just a captain, but a legend and a symbol of the club.
Probably each of us hoped, and in the end, knew that the yarn that united us for so many years was not destined to break. And that was the case.
After a year with Paris Saint-Germain, where Gigi registered saves on 73,5% of his attempts, won 13 of 17 games played in Ligue 1, and added a French league title along with a Super Cup to his incredible trophy cabinet, Gigi has officially returned to Juventus.
Buffon is back home!