Buffon set for Paris Saint-Germain medical as Ligue 1 switch moves closer

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The 40-year-old goalkeeper became a legend at Juventus and is now gearing up for a new chapter of his glittering career at Parc des Princes

Juventus legend Gianluigi Buffon is ready to swap Serie A for Ligue 1 as he prepares for his next challenge with French giants Paris Saint-Germain

Goal can confirm that the goalkeeper has agreed a two-year deal with the reigning Ligue 1 champions after an emotional farewell from Juventus. 

Buffon will undergo medical exams on Friday, and will be presented as PSG's latest signing the following Monday. 

He will be under contract at Parc des Princes until June 2019, with the option to extend his stay for a further season. 

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At 40 Buffon is still considered one of the world's elite keepers, having been the foundation of Juve's seven consecutive Serie A titles. 

He made a total of 656 appearances for the Old Lady in a glittering 17-year spell, although he never managed to lift the Champions League with Juve. 

Now he is tasked with the challenge of spearheading a new challenge for the top trophy with PSG, who will look to improve on a last-16 finish last season under the tutelage of new coach Thomas Tuchel.