PSG Transfer News: Gigi Buffon Bid Reportedly Submitted After Juventus Exit

Christopher Simpson@@CJSimpsonBRFeatured ColumnistMay 17, 2018

ROME, ITALY - MAY 09: Gianluigi Buffon of Juventus  looks on during the TIM Cup  Final between Juventus and AC Milan at Stadio Olimpico on May 9, 2018 in Rome, Italy.  (Photo by Alessandro Sabattini/Getty Images)
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Paris Saint-Germain have reportedly offered Gianluigi Buffon a contract after his announcement that he will leave Juventus this summer.

According to Le Parisien (h/t Calciomercato), PSG have offered the Italian goalkeeper a two-year deal.

Per BBC Sport, Buffon announced on Thursday that he will play his last match for Juve on Saturday. He noted he changed his mind on retirement over two weeks ago and confirmed he had received several offers, both as a player and in off-field roles.

Per BT Sport's James Horncastle, the 40-year-old will soon announce his decision regarding his next move:

Despite his age, the stopper is still operating at a high level and could make a bargain acquisition on a free transfer.

Buffon shares a common goal with Les Parisiens—winning the UEFA Champions League. Juve have lost twice in the final of the competition in recent years, while European glory remains out of PSG's clutches.

French Football Weekly's Jeremy Smith believes the move could be a success for the French outlet:

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Indeed, he'd be an upgrade on Alphonse Areola, and as such he could enhance their chances of going deep in the competition.

PSG could be one of a number of lucrative options for the Italy legend, though, so he'll have plenty of thinking to do.