English sides Chelsea, Manchester City, Manchester United, and Liverpool are reportedly keen on signing Juventus legendary goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon.
Form is temporary, but class is permanent. Very much of this statement can be associated with Juventus shot-stopper Gianluigi Buffon. The Italian keeper turned 40 years young earlier this year but is still the first choice keeper at one of the best clubs in the world at Turin. However, Buffon finally announced that he will be leaving the Old Lady this summer and his departure will leave a massive hole at Juventus, both physically and mentally.
Buffon will take a final decision on his future at the beginning of next week regarding what he plans for the future. And there is still no shortage of takers for the Italian legend despite his age and retirement from international football. Several clubs have already made contact to recruit the veteran goalkeeper including Premier League bigwigs after he revealed that he is not planning to stop keeping at the top level.
According to news outlet Tuttosport, French champions Paris Saint Germain have already lined up a two-year deal which would make Buffon earn €8 million per annum. The Ligue 1 giants are considering keeping Buffon between the sticks for next season’s Champions League, an honor that has always evaded the legendary Italian.
However, PSG will face competition from Premier League side’s Manchester City and Liverpool as the two English clubs are also looking for an experienced goalkeeper to add stability between the posts. Manchester United could lose David De Gea to Real Madrid and could replace the incredible Spaniard with Buffon.
Liverpool had an offer rejected by Juventus earlier last January as they looked to solve their goalkeeping woes at Anfield but the Reds will now try to sign Buffon once again this summer.
There is no denying that Buffon has been one of the greatest keepers of all time but I believe he has passed his prime and has made costly errors this season which almost cost Juventus the Serie A title. It’s also an embarrassment for the keepers that are trying their best to become the first choice keeper at their respective clubs while Buffon will take over that spot.