Monday August 27 2012
Buffon shows contract patience

Gigi Buffon is in no rush to sign a new contract at Juventus despite the fact that it expires in June 2013. “There won’t be any problems.”

The custodian, born in January 1978, now has less than a year left on his agreement but is confident that it won’t take long to agree new terms.

“I’m in no hurry and I don’t envisage any problems,” the 34-year-old stated. “I’ve always had an honest and straightforward relationship with the President.

“I’ve told the directors to think about their other priorities for now, then we’ll speak about it and find an agreement when the moment’s right.”

Buffon missed the opening game of the season against Parma, but he’s on the mend and eager to once again play in the Champions League.

“We speak about the Champions League in the dressing room because, after three years, we finally have the opportunity to figure on the European scene,” the new club captain noted.

“We’re aware that there are two or three teams that are stronger than us, but we can certainly hold our own against the others.”