Legendary goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has returned to Juventus after just one year at Paris Saint-Germain, and his agent Silvano Martina has now revealed that this was an unexpected conclusion to the player’s search for a new club.
Buffon had left the Italian champions last summer after having spent 17 years with the club. He had moved to PSG in his quest to win the Champions League. Having failed in that endeavour, the 41-year-old goalkeeper was looking for options in the new season.
Despite suggestions that a number of Premier League clubs were interested in him, he went back to Juventus, which Martina now says was something they had not envisaged would happen.
“The return to Juve was totally unexpected,” he told Radio Bianconera (via football-italia.net).
“We were evaluating other offers when the call came from Juventus. When I talked to him about it, that was just the ideal solution, both in emotional terms and for his family.
“Returning to Juve, for someone who has always been such a passionate Bianconeri supporter, really was the best he could’ve hoped for. Having said that, I am very glad he went to PSG. If he had just retired last year, he wouldn’t have been able to return to Juventus. It was a happy experience in Paris.”
It remains to be seen if Gianluigi Buffon can finally end his quest to win the Champions League this season, with the European club title being the only medal that he has not won in his long and illustrious career of more than two decades.