Juventus keeper Buffon: Barcelona move was close

Juventus goalkeeper Gigi Buffon admits he came close to joining Barcelona in 2011. He insists he has no regrets about rejecting the overtures from Barcelona.

Juventus goalkeeper Gigi Buffon admits he came close to joining Barcelona in 2011.

He insists he has no regrets about rejecting the overtures from Barcelona.

"I could have joined Barcelona in 2001," Buffon told Mediaset. "However, I decided to join Juventus after discussing it with my father and I'm still grateful for it.

"Being at Juventus is a unique experience and has brought me a lot of satisfaction.

"And let's not forget that Barcelona back then were nothing like the team they are now."

 
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