Gianluigi Buffon is close to returning to Parma where he made his Serie A debut 26 years ago.
According to several reports in Italy, the 43-year-old is close to returning to his former club, this time in Serie B.
Parma were relegated from Italy’s top flight in 2020-21, but have the ambition to immediately return to Serie A.
Buffon can move to the Stadio Tardini as a free agent as his contract with Juventus expires in June 2021 and he is not going to extend it.
Both Sky Sport Italia and Sportitalia report the 2006 Italy World Cup winner is close to reaching an agreement with his former club.
Buffon made his Serie A debut in a Gialloblu shirt 26 years ago.
He played 220 games with the Ducali winning one UEFA Cup, one Italian Super Cup and one Coppa Italia. He left the Stadio Tardini in 2001 to join Juventus for €50m. Buffon holds the record for most appearances in Serie A with 657 games played.
Gigi Buffon is close to join Parma! He could come back to the club where he started his career 26 years ago. #Buffon
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 12, 2021