Gianluigi Buffon has told RMC he would have retired if he had not received a summer call from Paris Saint-Germain, Barcelona or Real Madrid.
PSG brought in 40-year-old former Juventus keeper Buffon on a free transfer and he is playing regularly in Thomas Tuchel's team.
"The important thing is no longer passion, it is the challenge -- I like that a lot," Buffon said. "I had decided to retire, and only a call from PSG, Real Madrid or Barcelona could have changed my mind.
Paris Saint-Germain coach Thomas Tuchel has said that Gianluigi Buffon will be back in goal for the away game at Rennes in Ligue 1 on Sunday and at home to Reims next week.
Alphonse Areola started PSG's Champions League defeat away at Liverpool on Tuesday due to Buffon being suspended but was prevented from training on the eve of the Rennes clash due to an "important" family issue.
"Alphonse will not be training," Tuchel told his prematch press conference on Saturday. "He needs to be with his family...
Experienced Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has travelled with his teammates to Liverpool for Tuesday's opening Champions League Group C encounter despite the first of a three-match suspension for the Italian legend.
Buffon, 40, and compatriot Marco Verratti are both banned for the Anfield clash with last season's beaten finalists because of suspensions incurred last campaign, while Dani Alves and Layvin Kurzawa are both out injured -- and U.S. international Timothy Weah is not...
Paris Saint-Germain will rest starting goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon for their next two Ligue 1 games, coach Thomas Tuchel said on Friday.
Buffon, 40, started the Trophee des Champions win over Monaco as well as Ligue 1 victories over Caen and Guingamp, but he will not play against Angers and Nimes before the international break in September.
The move will allow Alphonse Areola to get some games under his belt before he starts in the Champions League next month, and Tuchel warned the move was...