Gianluigi Buffon: Di Maria would be like

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Vienna – Tue, Jun 21, 2022 at 10:25 am

Juventus Turin and Italy legend Gianluigi Buffon support the move from Angel Di Maria to his heart club, Juventus.

The 44-year-old goalkeeper, who is still active in FC Parma’s second division, believes Italian football needs players like the Argentine.

“He can play on the wing as an attacking midfielder or as a playmaker,” Buffon said. “Whoever signs him gets a good deal,” added the 2006 world champion.

Di Maria and Maradona

“We are talking about a star here and football needs stars,” said the 44-year-old, a former Paris Saint-Germain player who is now free.

Seven years later, the 34-year-old will leave the French capital. At that time the attacking player came from Manchester United for 63 million euros. After participations with Benfica, Real, United and Paris Saint-Germain, the right winger now faces his fifth stop in Europe.

In praise of the 122-fold “Albiceleste” kicker, Buffon wasn’t much of a comparison. “Di Maria will be like Maradona in Italy,” said the Parma goalkeeper. “The Italian league today is lacking in technical quality and Angel would have been satisfied with that.”

In poker for Di Maria, “Bianconeri” appears to be competing with FC Barcelona. In terms of salary, perhaps the northern Italians can dig deeper into their pockets, the Blaugrana still have financial difficulties.

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