Gianluigi Buffon to leave Paris St-Germain 

Buffon is Italy’s most capped player

Veteran Goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon is set to leave Paris St-Germain at the end of the month.

The Italian Goalkeeper, 41, made 25 appearances in all competitions for PSG after joining on a free transfer in July 2018.

Buffon has won the Serie A title nine times in his career during his previous stint for Juventus, making a total of 656 appearances in 17-years at the Italian club.

“I leave happy to have enjoyed this experience which has undoubtedly helped me to grow,” Buffon said.

“Today my adventure outside Italy comes to an end.

“Ernest Hemingway wrote that there are only two places in the world where people can live happily: at home and in Paris. Today onwards, this will also apply to me: Paris, in some way, will always remain my home… Allez Paris!”

Buffon is Italy’s most capped player having made 176 appearances for his nation. Most notably, he helped Italy win the World Cup in 2006. He has as yet been frustrated, however, in his search for glory in the Champions League.

“I will never forget the pride that everyone at Paris St-Germain, both the club and the fans, felt when they saw Gianluigi Buffon wearing our jersey,” said PSG chairman Nasser Al-Khelaifi.

“During his time at PSG he brought his phenomenal experience and his sense of professionalism not only to his team-mates but also to all areas of the club. We will miss his warm and open personality here at the club.”

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