PSG announced the recruitment of Buffon through their official website on Friday (6/7/2018). Buffon, now 40, is contracted for a season by Les Parisiens.
“Paris Saint-Germain is pleased to announce the arrival of Gianluigi Buffon into the team and the international goalkeeper signed a one-year contract plus a one-year extension option,” PSG wrote on its official website.
This will be Buffon’s first experience defending clubs outside Italy. He was raised by the Parma academy before his name soared when the 17-year-old defended Juventus.
“It’s a joy to be able to join Paris Saint-Germain For the first time in my entire career, I left my country and just an ambitious project like this that prompted me to make a decision,” Buffon said.
“I am grateful to the club and PSG president for their confidence.After following this extraordinary development of the club in recent years, I know what the dreams of Paris Saint-Germain and their fans are,” he added.
“I will give you all the energy, experience, and thirst of victory to help the team achieve all the targets in the future.With our teammates and supporters we will share the fantastic emotions at the Parc des Princes and in all the stadiums where we will represent Paris, an extraordinary city worth seeing his club at the top of international football someday, “Buffon said.