i was not a fan of the old buffon before he left for paris, he was way too error prone (home game vs real was a prime example of how vulnerable he was), and like it or not, it was time to relegate him to the bench, but when he had the opportunity this current season, he performed significantly better than during his last season as a starter. i really don't mind having him around for an other year. not to mention that he's one of our rare usable italians... forza gigi.
Buffon has agreed a new deal with Juventus for a year extension - Just the signatures missing, he has an agreement with Andrea Agnelli. [TJ]
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Report: Buffon agrees new Juve deal
By Football Italia staff
The handshake will have to wait for now, but Gianluigi Buffon and President Andrea Agnelli have, according to Tuttosport, agreed to renew the veteran’s contract with Juventus until 2021.
The newspaper reveals that the 42-year-old goalkeeper will extend his stay until 2021 after agreeing with the President over the phone last week.
Buffon has decided to sign a new deal under the same conditions as the current deal, to prolong his career with another year and play on at least until 43.
For now, the coronavirus pandemic prevents the deal to be concluded, but the report claims Buffon will pen the new contract when the first chance presents itself and will allegedly repeat the same meetings with President Agnelli and sporting director Fabio Paratici next year.
Tuttosport writes ‘the hypothesis of seeing Buffon in goal at 44, in short, is not to be excluded’ after having played seven games in Serie A this term and 11 in total across all competitions.
The 42-year-old has kept three clean sheets in the process and conceded nine goals before the forced break in March.
Lapo Elkann essentially confirms Buffon's contract renewal with Juventus: "You don't know how much I enjoy (that he's renewing), Gianluigi is a fantastic person with heart and a great champion." [RAI Radio]