Buffon says PSG offered him a renewal

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 12: Gianluigi Buffon of PSG looks on during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 First Leg match between Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain at Old Trafford on February 12, 2019 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 12: Gianluigi Buffon of PSG looks on during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 First Leg match between Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain at Old Trafford on February 12, 2019 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

The Italian goalkeeper says he will meet with the team to consider his future in the French Ligue 1 club.

Gianluigi Buffon‘s future is not yet clear, as the goalkeeper has been offered a renewal from Paris Saint-Germain but he has yet to sign a new contract for the French Ligue 1 club.

“The club offered me renewal and this makes me really very happy. It’s very gratifying,” Buffon was quoted by Football Italia.

“We will meet over the next few days to look inside this project and understand if we both consider it right to go forward.”

“I am happy in Paris, I’m having an exceptional experience that at the age of 40 I really wanted to enjoy. I arrived here convinced that I would challenge myself as a player and as a person and I found what I was looking for at that moment,” he added.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 12: Kylian Mbappe of PSG celebrates after scoring his sides second goal during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 First Leg match between Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain at Old Trafford on February 12, 2019 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

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“In Italy, we have this wrong-headed perception of French football, which in my view is admittedly less tactically-evolved than in Italy, but is still very difficult on a physical and technical level.”

“There are many very talented individuals of world-class level. There are teams like Lille and Lyon who in Serie A would comfortably finish in the top five and that means I think the level of Ligue 1 is on a par with ours,” he continued.

“If a side like Rennes, who we lost to in the Coupe de France and who beat Arsenal 3-1 in the Europa League, despite finishing eighth in Ligue 1, that means the level is pretty high.”

“We should be a little more humble when judging other leagues,” Buffon concluded.

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