Gianluigi Buffon, Italian goalie, announces he is leaving PSG after 1 season in France

Gianluigi Buffon, Italian goalie, announces he is leaving PSG after 1 season in France

Gianluigi Buffon has announced that he will be leaving French champions Paris Saint-Germain thereby not returning for a second season at the club next campaign.

In July 2018, the Italian goalkeeper joined PSG and went on to make 25 appearances in all competitions for the club as they won the Ligue 1 title.

And before making a move to France, the 41-year-old football legend played for Italian champions Juventus making 656 appearances in a 17-year stay with the Old Lady.

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“Thank you all for everything I have had the opportunity to experience in Paris. Thank you for the emotions that we have shared together.

''Twelve months ago, I arrived at Paris Saint-Germain filled with enthusiasm, welcomed by the incredible warmth of the fans. It was really moving.

''Thank you, once again, from the bottom of my heart. I leave happy to have enjoyed this experience which has undoubtedly helped me to grow,'' Buffon explained.

Buffon retired from the national team after they failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup playing 176 games for Italy.

Meanwhile, he has been linked with a return to formative club Parma, as well as the goalkeeping coach role with Juventus.

Earlier, it reported that legendary goalie Gianluigi Buffon has said he will retire at the end of the season unless his club Juventus win the Champions League.

The 39-year-old will stay on for next summer's World Cup and would extend his career for the Club World Cup if Juventus won Europe's elite trophy.

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