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TRANSFER: GIANLUIGI BUFFON FINALLY LEAVES PSG

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Paris Saint-Germain have confirmed that veteran goalkeeper, Gianluigi Buffon, will leave the club after his contract expires at the end of this month (June).

PSG made the announcement in a statement posted on the club’s official website on Wednesday.

“Following joint discussions, Paris Saint-Germain and Gianluigi Buffon have agreed to not renew the legendary goalkeeper’s contract which expires on 30 June 2019,” the statement read.

Buffon joined the French Ligue 1 champions from Juventus last season.

The 41-year-old made just 25 appearances in his only season for PSG.

Speaking to the club’s official website, Buffon said: “I am extremely happy because it is never easy to win, especially at 41 years. It’s hard to stay on top, but I think I played a great season.

“I made a mistake against Manchester United, but overall I’m satisfied. We must not forget that before the challenge of return we had made an incredible journey, full of conviction and hope.”