Gianluigi Buffon to make a decision on PSG within week

Gianluigi Buffon to make a decision on PSG within week
Gianluigi Buffon could be in line for a switch to PSG. (AFP)
Updated 22 May 2018

Gianluigi Buffon to make a decision on PSG within week

Gianluigi Buffon to make a decision on PSG within week
  • Keeper says he needs seven days to make his decision
  • 'These aren't simple choices'

MILAN: Juventus legend Gianluigi Buffon said Monday that he will make a decision this week on whether he will be joining Paris Saint-Germain.
Buffon, 40, played his final game for the Italian giants in a 2-1 win over Verona on Saturday, capping a 17-year career in Turin that harvested seven consecutive Serie A titles.
"PSG? I need a week to be calm and analyse everything. These aren't simple choices. At 40, you can't make decisions in the heat of the moment," Buffon told Sky Sports Italia after playing in former Italy team-mate Andrea Pirlo's testimonial at the San Siro on Monday.
"Do I speak French? No," he added.
Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi earlier in the day poured cold water on suggestions Buffon could step in to replace the French club's No. 1 goalkeeper, Alphonse Areola.
Al-Khelaifi told L'Equipe sports daily: "He (Buffon) is a fantastic goalkeeper, he's very charismatic and is a true gentleman. I'm sure all the clubs want him."
Al-Khelaifi is also locked in a battle to keep Neymar at the club. Neymar is agitating for a move to Real Madrid but PSG have made it clear to the Brazilian superstar that there are absolutely no circumstances under which the Qatar-owned club’s record signing will be allowed to leave for Real Madrid this summer.