Eleven days after his departure from PSG, Gianluigi Buffon is back in the Italian press about the reasons for this choice, confirming that it had received a proposal from the club to extend, provided, however, to be number two. What he has denied.
Gianluigi Buffon is out of the silence in the columns of the Corriere dello Sport this weekend. The opportunity for the doorman Italian 41-year-old said more about the reasons for his departure from PSG. And as it was already filtered, Buffon is well seen suggest a role of number 2 to Paris, which he has denied : “PSG I had already announced five months ago that I would be the second goalkeeper next season. Since January, I have had all the time to think and I came to the conclusion that this was not for me. So I’ve waived a lot of money and a one-year option”, he confided.
“The request of the PSG was absolutely legitimate”
If Buffon had no desire to be number 2 to Paris, he understands, however, that this role has been proposed by leaders in paris : “Their request was absolutely legitimate, understandable and offers attractive. However, at 41 years old, I have this need almost physiological feel. The emotions translate into the energy, the dreams, the feeling of being part of something”, he added, before talking about his future in the short term.
“I have received beautiful proposals, but if I don’t have the motivation I am looking for, I might be able to do me a year, just for me, to me”. And if he were to choose this option, Buffon already has an idea of what he would like to do : “I’d like to take the training to become a coach or sporting director or even head of the company. I would like to improve my English skills. In two words, I want to structure it to keep all options open in the future”.
“Rabiot is a fuoriclasse”
Speaking of the future, Buffon also spoke of his fleeting team-mate at PSG, Adrien Rabiot, which is announced on the shelves of Juventus Turin : “It is incredible, extremely strong. It is also a good guy and a great teammate. I do not really know what to take into the media storms of which he was the object. The one I’ve known me is a “fuoriclasse”, a fantastic mix. He has the physical strength of Pogba, this is a real wardrobe. He also has the personality in the game of Vidal and, potentially, the dynamism and the capacity of projection of Marchisio. He still needs to improve his timing with the approach of the opposition box, but can become a player to 10 goals per season in the league.”