Ex-Juve & PSG keeper Buffon eyes Olympic Gold medal

Serie A By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 07/06/2019

Former Juventus and Paris St-Germain goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon are reportedly eyeing Gold medal at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

The 41-year-old Italy legend leaves Parc des Princes after one season with Ligue 1 Champions, where he featured 25 times as they reached the last 16 of last of the UEFA Champions League, where they were knocked out by Premier League giant Manchester United.

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According to Gazzetta dello Sport claims that Buffon wants to be selected as one of Italy’s three over-age players in next year tournament in Japan 

The 2006 FIFA World Cup winner has already taken part at an Olympic tournament, acting as Gianluca Pagliuca’s deputy in 1996 in the United States as the Azzurri finished bottom of a group containing Mexico, Ghana and South Korea.

Buffon moves to PSG 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 has been linked with several clubs including Barcelona, Atalanta, SPAL, a team in China and Turkey.