Ageless Buffon Happy To Extend PSG Stay At 41

Ageless Buffon Happy To Extend PSG Stay At 41

Gianluigi Buffon has confirmed Paris Saint-Germain have offered him a contract extension after a successful debut season.

Buffon, 41, was expected to retire at the end of the 2017-18 campaign with Juventus before PSG persuaded him to move to France, and now he is considering a further extension to his career.

The Italian has featured 24 times across all competitions for the Ligue 1 champions this season, sharing first-choice responsibilities with Alphonse Areola.

He only signed a one-year deal with PSG but has shown himself to still be capable of performing at the highest level despite his age.

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And PSG seems intent on keeping him around until he is 42.

Speaking to Sky Uno, Buffon said: “The club has offered me an extension, which makes me really happy.

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“We will look in a few days to examine this project and see if we both believe that it is good to continue together.

“It’s going well in Paris. I have exceptional life experience at 41 years old. I arrived convinced that I would be involved as a player and as a person, and I found what I came for.”

Should Buffon stay at PSG for another year, he will enter his 25th season as a professional.

Thomas Tuchel’s side have had the Ligue 1 title wrapped up since beating Monaco 3-1 at Parc des Princes on April 21, holding a 16-point lead over second placed Lille in the standings.

Next up for the French giants is a home clash against Dijon before a trip to Stade Reims on the final day of the season.

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  • You are a living legend. I wish you would retire in the Premier League.