Wednesday June 26 2019
Buffon agent: 'Juventus is an idea'

Gianluigi Buffon’s agent admits there are negotiations for a return to Juventus, although he adds “for now it’s just an idea.”

The news exploded on Tuesday night that Buffon was planning not just a comeback to Serie A and to Italy, but to Juve only one year after leaving for his Paris Saint-Germain adventure.

Sky Sport Italia broke the story that the 41-year-old was in advanced negotiations with the Bianconeri, where he’d play as Wojciech Szczesny’s understudy for one more season, then take on a role in Maurizio Sarri’s coaching staff or as a director.

“For now, it’s just an idea,” confessed agent Silvano Martina to Sportitalia.

It is nonetheless confirmation that the talks are on-going and it’d be a fitting end to his career after 17 years in Turin.

Buffon has also been linked with FC Porto, Parma, Brescia and Atalanta, while Leeds United always represented a rather improbable solution.

Meanwhile, La Gazzetta dello Sport note President Andrea Agnelli was personally behind the talks with Buffon, proposing a contract worth €4m per season that would then run on to a directorial or coaching role after 2020.

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