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    Twitter Buzzes as Juventus Finds Replacement for Buffon

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    One of the most decorated European football clubs has chosen 25-year-old goalkeeper Mattia Perin to replace legendary goalie Gianluigi Buffon, 40, who decided to quit. The club is to pay 12 million euros for the replacement.

    Italian football club Juventus has signed 25-year-old goalkeeper Mattia Perin from Genoa for four years to replace one of football’s brightest stars, Gianluigi Buffon. The World Cup champion, considered one of the greatest goalkeepers of all time, announced mid-May that he would leave the team, where he spent 17 years, at the end of the season.

    READ MORE: Gigi Buffon: 'Role of Goalkeeper Undeservedly Remains in Shadows

    Although Buffon has reportedly changed his mind about retiring from football a number of times, three weeks after his last match Juventus replaced him with the goalkeeper from its rival club in exchange for 12 million euros.

    Although many fans welcomed him on Twitter:

    ​Others were not ready swap Perin for Buffon:

    ​I'm not optimistic…

    ​The fashion police was also on duty.


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