News emerging in the Football Transfer Tavern that Gianluigi Buffon has signed an extension with Juventus has been met with universal approval.
The long-serving goalkeeper has put pen to paper on a deal keeping the veteran with the Bianconeri until 2015 and he even took a £2 million pay cut due to his love for the club.
The 34-year-old Italian international stayed with the Turin based club after their relegation to Serie B following the Calciopoli scandal in 2006 helping to gain legendary status with the Old Lady.
Buffon told the clubs official website: “I would have turned down any offers from other clubs anyway.
“Juventus has become a lifestyle for me. I have a close connection with the fans, which is very important. Now I want to win the trophies that have slipped away from me, starting with the Champions League.”
Buffon has been with Juventus since 2001, winning five Italian titles, and led his country to the World Cup in 2006 after defeating France in Berlin.
Juventus are currently top of Serie A, and Buffon will be back on British shores soon as the Old Lady take on Celtic in the Champions League knockout stages. Juve will be favourites to progress but as Celtic have already proved in this year’s competition, they are more than a match for some of Europe’s biggest sides – notably Barcelona.