JUVENTUS, Buffon's agent: "No talks with Genoa whatsoever"

12.05.2021 13:42 of Claudio Colla   See readings
JUVENTUS, Buffon's agent: "No talks with Genoa whatsoever"
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As a follow-up to his announcement, related to parting ways with Juventus, 43-year old Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has been linked to a whole bunch of clubs, supposedly willing to take him in as a fancy backup, as well as on the grounds of a fruitful marketing move: Atalanta, AS Roma, AC Milan, Napoli, Genoa, AS Monaco, Olympique de Marseille, Manchester United (the latter having actually pursued him about 12 years ago) are some of the sides mentioned by media all around Europe, as well as, of course, offers from "the usual suspects" from MLS and Middle East football.

Known as a Genoa supporter, Buffon hinted a late-career move to Il Grifone, years ago. To this end, his agent, Silvano Martina, asked about such a scenario by La Repubblica-Genoa edition, barely answered: "We've never been in talks with Genoa, so far", not ruling however out it might become a chance. Dotted with all kinds of personal, club and national-team achievements, whilst never accomplishing a Champions League (though ending up as a runner-up thrice), his Juventus career is made of as much as 19 seasons.