Conor Clancy Date: 22nd June 2021 at 10:03pm
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is determined to help seal an immediate return to after joining the club on a free transfer from Juventus.

The veteran goalkeeper made the decision to follow his former club into despite having offers from elsewhere, and he recognised the importance of helping I Gialloblu get back into the top flight at the first time of asking as a sort of repayment for their part in his growth over 20 years ago.

helped me on the way up,” Buffon said at his unveiling on Tuesday night. “Now it’s time to help the club get back to where they belong.”

But the 43-year-old is under no illusions as to how complicated life in can be, having spent a season there with post-calciopoli.

“I know how tough is because I’ve played in it,” Buffon said. “Even though we [Juve] ended up cruising to victory it took us at 10-15 games to settle in the second tier.

“We drew lots of games or won them by the odd goal.”