PARIS/TURIN: Gianluigi Buffon may have retired from Italian football but that does not mean all football because he has signed for French champions Paris Saint-Germain on a free transfer.

The 40-year-old has become a legend of Italian football since making the switch from Parma in 2001, winning numerous domestic trophies with the club alongside the World Cup with Italy in 2006.

However he has never won the Champions League, his last bids ending in angry, tearful defeats by Real Madrid in the 2017 final and the 2018 semi-finals.

Buffon has played 639 games in Serie A, more than any other goalkeeperBuffon said “I know what dreams PSG and its fans have in their hearts.

“I am going to bring all my energy, all my experience and all of my thirst to win to help my new club achieve all the great objectives it has set out for the future.

“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.”