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Buffon lights a flare as he's given incredible reception by PSG fans at unveiling

18:19 GMT+3 09/07/2018
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The 40-year-old has been given a rapturous welcome by the club's supporters

Gianluigi Buffon lit a flare as he was given an incredible welcome by the PSG fans on Monday.

The goalkeeper joined the club from Juventus on a free transfer last Friday and greeted his adoring new public at the beginning of this week.

Buffon was met by a number of passionate supporters, and was handed a flare by a fan, which he then proceeded to wave.

The legendary goalkeeper has signed a one-year deal at the club, which includes an option for another year.

Indeed, he has maintained that he will aim to become the club's new first-choice under the management of Thomas Tuchel.

"I've always been the No.1, at Parma, Juventus and for Italy. But nobody assured me that I would be No.1. I gained that status.

"I'm 40, and healthy, so I will do my best to be important for PSG and to help my team-mates, not only the goalkeepers."

Buffon enjoyed a successful final season at Juve, winning Serie A and the Coppa Italia. PSG, meanwhile, won Ligue 1 at a canter.

It remains to be seen if the 40-year-old will end up with even more medals around his neck come the end of the 2018-19 season.