Gianluigi Buffon says he “can’t give advice” to Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma but “Juventus is never wrong…”
The 18-year-old signed a new contract with the Rossoneri in the summer, but he has once again been linked with an exit as his agent, Mino Raiola, has a poor relationship with the club.
Today’s Gazzetta dello Sport contains a long interview with Buffon, and the Juve captain was asked what advice he’d give Donnarumma.
“Well, Juventus is never wrong…” Buffon smiled.
“I can’t give advice to Gigio, because I’m not in his situation, I don’t know what emotional connection he might have with Milan.
“Neutrally there are two things I could tell him, as I already did in the national team, but what makes the difference is what vibrates inside your soul.”
Leonardo Bonucci made the move from Juve to Milan in the summer, and Buffon was also asked about that.
“I love Leo like a brother, because even in his excesses I love him. He has healthy values and, put in a certain context, that’s a point of strength, an incredible resource.
“The Juventus environment was perfect for him, I was sorry that he left because it seemed to be the choice of an impulsive and proud man.
“Every now and then we talk and I told him that, he replied that he wasn’t impulsive, that he made a well thought-out choice.
“Leo thrives on challenges and he had to reignite the fire with a bold and unpopular choice.
“I respect him but I’m disappointed, and I think even he is very sorry.”