Monday May 21 2018
Buffon: A week to decide

Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has revealed that he will make a decision on joining Paris Saint-Germain this week.

PSG appear to be in pole position for Buffon, who will end his 17-year-old association with Juve this summer, but the veteran made it clear nothing was set in stone with the French giants.

“My lasting memory of Juve and Inter? Happiness and the possibility of having been able to wear such prestigious jerseys, as well as rapports of friendship and brotherhood,” he told Sky Sport Italia from Andrea Pirlo’s testimonial at San Siro.

“After that, I think of this passionate and deep love with the fans. I don’t think there was a better way for me to end my spell with Juve.

“PSG? I need a week to be calm and analyse everything. These aren’t simple choices. At 40, you can’t make decisions in the heat of the moment.

“Pirlo’s testimonial? There’s been a huge response from the fans, and I must say Andrea did well to get so many champions to participate.

“’Popopopopo’ sung by the fans? It gives you goosebumps. My last match in a Juventus shirt? I was very calm because I received so much human warmth and esteem.

“For me, it was a victory: it's as it was a harvest of everything that I’d sown. It made me proud and gave me this serenity and peace.”