TURIN, Italy (AP) — Gianluigi Buffon is back at Juventus.
The longtime Bianconeri goalkeeper underwent medical tests with Juventus yesterday, after which he was expected to sign a one-year contract with the club for EUR1.5 million euros.
It’s a return for the 41-year-old Buffon after one season away at Paris Saint-Germain.
Juventus posted pictures and videos of Buffon signing autographs for fans outside the club’s training facility before he went inside for the tests.
Buffon is expected to serve as the reserve goalkeeper behind starter Wojciech Szczesny. He needs eight appearances to overtake former AC Milan captain Paolo Maldini as the most capped player in Serie A history. Buffon has 640 appearances in the Italian league; Maldini has 647.
After this season, Buffon is expected to become a member of Juventus’ management.
Buffon spent 17 years at Juventus after joining in 2001 and established himself as one of the best goalkeepers in the world.