Buffon Claims He Engineered Juventus Return

Buffon Claims He Engineered Juventus Return

Veteran goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has claimed that he ‘forced’ Paris Saint-Germain to allow him to return to Juventus in the summer.

The Italian shot-stopper swapped Turin for Paris last season but returned to Serie A just a year into his French adventure.

Buffon has revealed that he wished to return to his homeland in order to be with his family and pushed for a move away from the Parc des Princes, telling Tiki Taka: “One night when I was on my own I decided to return to Juve, asking myself: ‘At 41 years old, what am I doing here alone in Paris when my family is in Italy?’

“I forced PSG’s hand and when Juve made me their offer, that seemed the right choice, so I accepted it immediately.

“I went to Paris because I couldn’t turn down the kind of sporting and economical offer they gave me at PSG.

“When you are 40 years old and a club this big comes in for you, it’s also flattering. I wanted to gain a new experience and step out of my comfort zone.”

The 41-year-old also insists that he is not thinking about retirement at present but is solely focused on winning trophies with Juventus this season. Follow us on Twitter and on Facebook
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