Italy's Buffon returns to boyhood club Parma
43-year-old played for Parma from 1995-2001 before joining Juventus, Paris Saint-Germain
Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon left Juventus to join his boyhood club Parma on Thursday.
"He [Buffon] is back where he belongs. He is back home," Parma said in a video on Twitter.
The 43-year-old appears in the video, answering a phone call to say: "OK Kyle [Parma president]. I am in! I am back!"
In a statement, Parma said a deal has been reached for two years until June 30, 2023.
Buffon was a Parma player from 1995-2001 before joining Juventus and French powerhouse Paris Saint-Germain (PSG).
He was a Juventus regular from 2001-2018, and 2019-2021 but spent one season in Paris to return to Juventus in the 2019 summer.
A 10-time Italian champion with Juventus, he also helped the PSG win the French Ligue 1 in 2019. He won the 2006 FIFA World Cup with Italy.
Buffon played in 220 games for Parma to win an Italian Cup, an Italian Super Cup and the 1999 UEFA Cup.
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