Buffon would "appreciate" the chance to return to Juventus.

Gianluigi Buffon. [AFP/GETTY]
Gianluigi Buffon. [AFP/GETTY]

Gianluigi Buffon would be delighted to seal a return move back to Juventus, according to the veteran goalkeeper's agent Silvano Martina.

The 41-year-old has been linked with a surprise move back to Juve, 12 months after leaving the Italian champions to join Ligue 1 side Paris Saint-Germain where he featured 25 times, winning Ligue 1 and the Trophee des Champions.

He has reportedly rejected a new contract and is now keen for a new challenge, with his contract expiring at the end of the month.

However, Silvano Martina says Buffon would appreciate any opportunity to return to his former club.

"It would be nice if this eventuality materialised," he told Sport Mediaset. "It may be that the Bianconeri thought of him in case [Mattia] Perin left. He's 41 years old, but he's still looking good.

"He likes to play football, he still wants to make himself available and test himself. If such an opportunity arose, he'd certainly appreciate it.

"It'd be nice if the deal went through, but the belly must grow before it gives birth to the baby."

Buffon won the Scudetto (Serie A) nine times during his previous 17-year spell with the Old Lady after arriving from Parma for a then-world record fee of €52million in 2001.


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