Buffon would be happy to make PSG move - agent

Gigi Buffon Juventus Verona Serie A
The prospect of the veteran goalkeeper making a move to the Ligue 1 side is one that appears to be increasing

Gianluigi Buffon’s agent has dropped the greatest suggestion yet that the veteran goalkeeper will move to Paris Saint-Germain next season.

The Juventus and Italy legend announced earlier this month that he would leave Juventus at the end of the season and had an emotional send off with the Turin club as he helped them to a seventh successive Serie A title.

He had been expected to retire from football but instead kept the door open for another move at the age of 40, having only previously turned out for Parma and Juve, although he did confirm that he would not move to another side in his homeland.

PSG, meanwhile, have offered him terms for the next two seasons and the shot-stopper’s agent, Silvano Martina, has confirmed it is a move that would be of interest.

“We would be happy if Gigi came to Paris next season,” the representative told Le Parisien.

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Indications in Italy suggest that a deal is as good as done.

“I hope he does well at PSG,” Lapo Elkann, heir to the Agnelli family that owns Juventus told Gazzetta dello Sport. “It’s a choice I respect. I hope we meet again in the Champions League final.”

Current PSG No.1 Alphonse Areola, meanwhile, has been linked with a move away from the club as a consequence. Napoli are thought to be particularly interested in the 25-year-old, who will travel with France’s World Cup squad to Russia in the summer as the No.3 behind Hugo Lloris and Steve Mandanda.