Thursday October 20 2016
‘Buffon could have joined Lazio’

Gianluigi Buffon’s agent reveals he could have joined Lazio, Roma or Barcelona before his move to Juventus.

The 38-year-old remains the most expensive goalkeeper in history, moving to the Bianconeri from Parma for a fee of 100 billion lire [€52m] in 2001.

“Zoff wanted to take him to Lazio when Gigi was at Parma,” Silvano Martina revealed on Radio Incontro Olympia.

“He said he’d never seen such a strong goalkeeper, even better than him. Roma and Barcelona also approached him a lot before he went to Juventus.”

Buffon has since made close to 600 appearances for the Old Lady, winning seven Scudetti - plus two revoked - and lifting the World Cup with Italy in 2006.

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