According to our information, FC Barcelona contacted Gianluigi Buffon with the aim of attracting him to Catalonia this summer.
The season is not yet over for FC Barcelona, who can still hope to lift the La Liga trophy with three days remaining. But on the other side of the Pyrenees, we talk almost more about the transfer window than about these last three meetings which await the troops of Ronald Koeman. There was this rumor Neymar, quickly buried by the extension of the Brazilian star with Paris Saint-Germain, in addition to a slew of more or less galactic names, leading to Erling Haaland for example, or even Eduardo Camavinga.
While Joan Laporta is pulling off a few sleight of hand to keep his club competitive this summer, the Catalan financial situation remains complicated, and most rookies will therefore have a more low-profile profile, or at least be much less. expensive than Norwegian striker. There is Eric Garcia, the Manchester City defender trained at La Masia, whose return to Barça would already be completed for this summer, at the end of his contract with the Skyblues. His teammate Sergio Aguero could also take the same path and finally play alongside his friend Lionel Messi. Memphis Depay would also be on the shelves of the Barcelona staff.
A luxury liner for ter Stegen
And we are able to reveal to you that Joan Laporta and his teams approached another player free of any contract at the end of June: Gianluigi Buffon. The legendary 43-year-old goalkeeper will leave Juventus at the end of this 2020/2021 exercise as he announced earlier today and according to our information, there has already been a first contact from FC Barcelona. The Catalans think of him as Marc-André ter Stegen’s understudy, as current No.2 Neto is often advertised as a starter by local media. Selling the Brazilian goalkeeper – who had a very good odds when he defended the cages of Valencia – would allow to obtain a nice check, while it would not be necessary to spend anything, at least in transfer compensation, to enlist the former goalkeeper of the PSG.
We can imagine that it will be a short-term contract, logical given the age of the main concerned, but also because FC Barcelona has many hopes in Iñaki Peña (22) as well as in Arnau Tenas (19), two goalkeepers from La Masia that we have already seen in Ronald Koeman’s lists this season. For his part, Gianluigi Buffon could end his career with one last great experience, discovering at the same time a new country and a new championship. Recently the Cuatro revealed that the Italian was interested in the idea of making a final freelance in his successful career in Spain …