Free agent Buffon joins PSG

7/6/2018 10:40:00 AM

PARIS (AP) Gianluigi Buffon has signed for Paris Saint-Germain, the veteran goalkeeper penning a one-year deal with the option for an additional season.

The 40-year-old Buffon has joined as a free agent, having left Juventus this season after 17 years with the Italian club.

Buffon said on Friday: ""It is with a great feeling of happiness that I join Paris Saint-Germain.""

""For the first time in my career, I am leaving my country and only a project this ambitious could have encouraged me to make such a decision.""

Buffon moved to Juventus from Parma in 2001 and made 656 appearances. He won his ninth Serie A title earlier this year, leading the Bianconeri to a fourth successive league and cup double.

Buffon, who also won the World Cup with Italy in 2006, retired from the international stage in November after his country failed to qualify for this year"s finals, although he returned for a couple of friendlies.