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41-year-old Buffon searching for new club after PSG departure

The Italian goalkeeper will leave the French champions after just one season.

Buffon's departure from PSG was announced on Wednesday.
Buffon's departure from PSG was announced on Wednesday.
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GIANLUIGI BUFFON WILL leave Paris Saint-Germain this summer after it was agreed to not renew the former Italy captain’s contract, the French champions announced on Wednesday.

“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,” PSG said in a statement.

The 41-year-old goalkeeper, who won the World Cup in 2006 and is Italy’s most-capped player, joined PSG last summer after ending a trophy-packed 17-year career at Italian giants Juventus.

He played 25 matches in all competitions for PSG last season, winning the Ligue 1 title.

“Today my adventure outside Italy comes to an end,” he said. “I would like to thank the chairman Nasser Al-Khelaifi, the whole club and my team-mates.

I wish you all the best, convinced that together you will write the pages of a wonderful story.

“Ernest Hemingway wrote that there are only two places in the world where people can live happily: at home and in Paris. Today onwards, this will also apply to me: Paris, in some way, will always remain my home… Allez Paris!”

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