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Buffon: "Nobody promised me the number one shirt"

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Gianluigi Buffon will be unveiled as a Paris Saint-Germain player on Monday, according to reports in France.

"I am going to bring all my energy, all my experience and all of my desire to win, to help my new club achieve all the great objectives it has set out for the future".

Now the former Italian worldwide is said to be on the verge of signing a one-year contract at PSG with an option for a second season.

Despite it being the only trophy missing from a glittering collection, veteran goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon says the Champions League is not "an obsession" for him after joining Paris Saint-Germain.

He would become the first signing under the new PSG manager, Thomas Tuchel, who replaced now-Arsenal boss Unai Emery. At 40 years young, a World Cup champion and multiple Italian Serie A victor, Buffon still believes he has plenty to offer in the game.

PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi added: "We all feel an enormous pride in welcoming Gianluigi Buffon into the great Paris Saint-Germain family".




He also won the World Cup with Italy in 2006 and the UEFA Cup with Parma in 1999, but has never lifted the Champions League, losing three finals with Juventus.

"PSG are the team that I followed the most in recent years because I was curious".

"I had always hoped that something would happen", the ex-Italy worldwide added. "I think that the team has the character of the coach".

"PSG intrigued me a lot because of the talent in the team, but they were not enough to make the leap".

Buffon remains as PSG's only new signing so far this summer. Over two decades later and the 12-time Serie A goalkeeper of the year is now a PSG player.


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