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BREAKING NEWS: Buffon leaves PSG after one season

Ligue 1 By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 05/06/2019

Goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon will leave Paris St-Germain when his contract expires at the end of the month after one season in Ligue 1.

The 41-year-old Italy legend moves to Le Parc des Princes on a free transfer in July 2018 after a 17-year stay in Turin with Juventus, where he mad 656 appearances winning nine Serie A.

Buffon who is Azzurri's most capped player with 176 appearances before he retired from the national team after they failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup.

He said: "I leave happy to have enjoyed this experience which has undoubtedly helped me to grow," Buffon said.

"Today my adventure outside Italy comes to an end.

"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!"

"I will never forget the pride that everyone at Paris St-Germain, both the club and the fans, felt when they saw Gianluigi Buffon wearing our jersey," said PSG chairman Nasser Al-Khelaifi.

"During his time at PSG he brought his phenomenal experience and his sense of professionalism not only to his team-mates but also to all areas of the club. We will miss his warm and open personality here at the club."

Buffon feature 25 times for PSG as they reached the last 16 of last of the UEFA Champions League, where they were knocked out by Manchester United but the Les Parisiens retain Ligue 1 title.

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