Juventus keeper Buffon doesn't regret turning down Barcelona

Juventus goalkeeper Gigi Buffon has no regrets turning down Barcelona inn 2001. Buffon was asked about the opportunity to join Barcelona.

Juventus goalkeeper Gigi Buffon has no regrets turning down Barcelona inn 2001.

Buffon was asked about the opportunity to join Barcelona.

“I do ask myself that question now and again, but Barcelona started winning in 2006. Five years without winning anything is a long time. Seeing how my career has developed, I have no regrets.”

Buffon was also quizzed about his possible heir and he believes that Italian football will be in safe hands when he does eventually quit.

“There is a good generation of goalkeepers coming through. I’ve had the fortune of training with Nicola Leali, he has the potential to write goalkeeping history.

“Then, in Serie A, there is Mattia Perin of Pescara who is doing some really exceptional things. The goalkeeping movement has been regenerated.”

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