Gianluigi Buffon leaves PSG after one season

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Paris Saint-Germain’s veteran goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon will leave the club after his contract expires in June.

The club has confirmed that the experienced 41-year-old Italian goalkeeper who joined the club last season from Juventus and made 25 appearances for PSG will leave the club.

 “Following joint discussions, Paris Saint-Germain and Gianluigi Buffon have agreed to not renew the legendary goalkeeper’s contract which expires on 30 June 2019,” Paris Saint-Germain announced on its website. 

Reacting to the announcement, Buffon had this to say: “I am extremely happy because it is never easy to win, especially at 41 years. It’s hard to stay on top, but I think I played a great season.

“I made a mistake against Manchester United, but overall I’m satisfied. We must not forget that before the challenge of return we had made an incredible journey, full of conviction and hope.”

Gianluigi Buffon won with Paris Saint-Germain the French league with 91 points in 28 matches, 16 points more than Lille, the second club on the table. However, PSG’s attempt to capture the Champions League title was cut short acrimoniously by Manchester United, denying the Paris club a place in the quarter-finals.

It was unclear at the time of going to the press where Gianluigi is heading to after leaving PSG.