The increase in the price of players today makes ex-Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon surprised. The 40-year-old man was convinced that the defending champion of Serie A had done the right business by buying it from Parma first.
As is known, Buffon joined Juventus in 2001 with a high enough value of 52 million euros. The transfer value had made him the most expensive goalkeeper in the world before Ederson broke it in 2017.
He managed to pay the expensive transfer fee with a brilliant performance under the crossbar as well as a series of achievements for Juventus. Even the name Buffon is often referred to as the best goalkeeper of all time.
After his transfer record was broken Ederson, the price of the keeper soared. Now the transfer record is held by Kepa Arrizabalaga, who was brought in from Athletico Bilbao a few weeks after Alisson’s move to Liverpool worth 80 million euros.
The increasing selling price of goalkeepers in a short time clearly made Buffon as a former record holder surprised. He said that if the goalkeeper was bought at a high price during his time, people would question the club’s policies.
“If we go back to my purchase at Juve, the value of the money they spend on me makes every critic say the same: ‘No, you can’t pay that much money for goalkeepers,’ Buffon told FourFourTwo.
“But in the end, I was with Juventus for 17 years. I think with me, Juve has made one of the best businesses in its history. If you look at it now, I doubt anyone will disagree with it,” he continued.
Ederson, Kepa, and Alisson are some goalkeepers who are still relatively young and are stealing attention with their respective clubs. Buffon believes that all three can repeat their success in the past.
“Ederson, Kepa, and Alisson – all three are still very young, just like when I was at Juventus. So, they have made the club sure they have not needed another goalkeeper for a long time,” he added.
“I think every goalkeeper must be paid according to his value, and also according to what is appropriate for them. There is no competition between goalkeeper and defender, goalkeeper and attacker, goalkeeper and midfielder,” he concluded.
At present, Buffon is enjoying his time with the French giants Paris Saint-Germain. Although his age was no longer young, but Thomas Tuchel as a coach still often entrusted the post to him.