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Gianluigi Buffon joins PSG, ending 17-year stint at Juventus

Buffon joins PSG, ending 17-year stint at Juventus
By Eurosport

06/07/2018 at 19:16Updated 06/07/2018 at 19:43

Gianluigi Buffon has joined Paris Saint-Germain, ending a glittering 17-year spell at Juventus.

“For the first time in my career, I am leaving my country and only a project this ambitious could have encouraged me to make such a decision,” he told the club’s official website.

“I want to thank the club and the president for their confidence. To have followed the club’s incredible progression in recent years, I know what dreams Paris Saint-Germain and its fans have in their hearts. I am going to bring all my energy, all my experience and all of my thirst to win to help my new club achieve all the great objectives it has set out for the future.

“With my teammates and our supporters, we will share fantastic emotions at the Parc des Princes and in all of the stadiums in which we are going to represent Paris, a marvelous city that deserves to one day see its club at the top of international football.”

Buffon, who made his professional debut for Parma as a 17-year-old in 1995, made his name at Juve, winning nine Serie A and four Coppa Italia titles, and ending his career there with 300 clean sheets in 655 matches across all competitions.

He joins a PSG side who claimed a domestic treble last season and will be aiming for progress in the Champions League next season.