Gianluigi Buffon will be leaving Juventus at the end of the season after a 17-year stay in Turin.
One of the greatest goalkeepers to have ever graced the game was expected to leave the Italian giants, but was also expected to announce his retirement from the game altogether.
However, in his press conference, Buffon suggested he will continue playing, stating that he has had a number of exciting offers which have changed his mind.
“[On] Saturday I will play a match and that is the only thing that’s certain,” Buffon said. “Until about two weeks ago, I was certain I would stop playing.
"Now offers have arrived that are exciting on and off the pitch and the most important for staying on the pitch was proposed to me by Agnelli. I’ll let these three days pass and then I will make a definitive decision, completely calmly.”
Interesting. Rumours mills in the English press hinted that Buffon may look at a move to the Premier League, with Liverpool and Manchester City said to be two clubs interested in his services.
Liverpool seems the most realistic option, with Loris Karius not guaranteed the number one jersey, unlike Ederson at City.
But, a move to England may be off the table within the day, because Paris Saint-Germain have taken a huge step in getting Buffon to the French capital.
According to Le Parisien, they have already offered the Italian a two-year contract to join them.
It's certainly an unexpected move from the Ligue 1 champions, particularly the fact that they have offered a 40-year-old a two-year deal.
Not to mention that the club already possesses two high-quality keepers in Alphonse Areola and Kevin Trapp.
Although if you're Buffon, it's surely an opportunity too good to miss, with PSG likely to be one of the favourites for the Champions League next season - particularly after Neymar's return.
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