The World Cup winning goalkeeper is leaving the Serie A champions after 17 years with the Turin giants, and many had assumed the 40-year-old would be hanging his gloves up for good.
However, after announcing his Juventus departure earlier today, and confirming Saturday’s match with Veron would be his last for the Old Lady of Italian football, Buffon intriguingly stopped short of saying he was retiring – leading to speculation that he could well be eyeing up a swansong in English football.
The Liverpool Echo is reporting Jurgen Klopp’s side are weighing up a stunning deal to bring Buffon to Anfield for at least one season, with the Reds known to be in the market for a goalkeeper this summer.
It might seem fanciful, but this lot are already getting very excited at the prospect:
Buffon to Liverpool would be the signing of the summer already 🔥
— dom hall (@hall_dom) May 17, 2018
Announce Buffon @LFC
— Mauludin Syahroni (@mldnsyhrn) May 17, 2018
If Buffon's leaving Juve can he come to Liverpool before next week?
— niamh punch x (@niamhyp95) May 17, 2018
Liverpool should seriously look at convincing Buffon to join!!!
— Big Bad Scott Dog (@21790Scott) May 17, 2018
Sign Buffon @LFC
— Yaasir (@YaasirKhan) May 17, 2018
Buffon to Liverpool would honestly make ma year
— Joshua (@josh_fairburn98) May 17, 2018
Hey @LFC can we has buffon pls
— Eslon (@eslon10) May 17, 2018
— Neil Stapleton (@TheRealNillian) May 17, 2018
Liverpool should go for Buffon, an experienced keeper and a leader – something that they need. Especially now they’ve confirmed UCL football next year
— OD (@odeacon16) May 17, 2018
How would Buffon fare in English football, even at his age? What do you think?