Boca Juniors striker Carlos Tevez has reportedly called former teammate Gianluigi Buffon to discuss a sensational move to Argentina. The Italy international has been with Juventus since the summer of 2001, but Tevez has urged the 40-year-old to make a switch to Boca before the conclusion of his professional career.
Despite Tevez’ efforts, it is highly unlikely that Buffon will consider another move from Turin, and he has already hinted about his retirement plans ahead of the summer. Speaking after Juventus’ 4-3 aggregate defeat to Real Madrid, Buffon appeared to suggest that he may have played his final Champions League game, saying: “I would die for this club. It is a great sadness to stop playing and leave these extraordinary guys, but life goes on. I hope I have passed on something they will treasure.”
Regardless of this, Buffon has the opportunity to end the season on a high with Juventus on course to celebrate another double under the tutelage of Max Allegri. The Bianconeri are almost assured of a seventh straight Scudetto after extending their gap to second-placed Napoli to six points whilst they should also be favourites for the Italian Cup final against AC Milan next month.
With Buffon retiring, many expect Wojciech Szczesny to be handed the number one role, but there are suggestions in the Italian media that the club could make an approach for another shot-stopper. AC Milan’s Gianluigi Donnarumma have been propping up the shortlist of many suitors including Juventus ahead of the summer transfer window.