Juventus patron John Elkann has taken aim at goalkeeper Gigi Buffon.

Buffon was out of action for nine months following back surgery, but his form has been disappointing since returning to the field.

"Buffon? He hasn't been playing for around a year and a half..." commented Elkann when asked by journalists during a publicity event in Siena this morning.

That can be read as a huge insult towards the shot-stopper, who has looked a shadow of his former self.

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