PSG president speaks on move for Buffon

PSG president speaks on move for Buffon

Paris Saint-Germain president, Nasser Al-Khelaifi, has dismissed speculation that they are about to make a move for Gianluigi Buffon.

Buffon has left Juventus after 22 years at the club and is being linked with the Ligue 1 champions, as replacement for Alphonse Areola.

On whether the French capital could be the 40-year-old’s next destination, Al-Khelaifi told L’Equipe sports daily on Sunday: “We have Areola, he’s our number one.”

When asked if that would also be the case next season, Al-Khelaifi replied: “Yes, for sure.

“He (Buffon) is a fantastic goalkeeper, he’s very charismatic and is a true gentleman. I’m sure all the clubs want him.”

Areola underlined his feelings about the situation yesterday, making it clear he wanted to “remain number one” at PSG and would leave the club if that were not to be the case next season.

“Because if I’m not the number one anymore, it would mean the season I’ve just finished has all counted for nothing,” Areola said.

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