Gianluigi Buffon Accepts Cesc Fabregas’ Challenge After the Latter Seals Move to Serie B Side

Gianluigi Buffon Accepts Cesc Fabregas’ Challenge After the Latter Seals Move to Serie B Side

  • Gianluigi Buffon is relishing the opportunity to face Cesc Fabregas in Serie B matches next season
  • Fabregas completed his move to Como while Buffon plays for Parma in the same division of Italian football
  • The two players have enjoyed distinguished success over the past one and a half decades as they now see out their careers

Veteran goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon is looking forward to welcoming Cesc Fabregas to Serie B. Fabregas completed a shock transfer to Como after his AS Monaco contract expired.

The midfielder is bound to come up against Buffon's Parma in the league matches next season. During his presentation, Fabregas explained that he would like to score against Buffon.

Buffon responded in kind, telling the former Chelsea and Barcelona star that,

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It will be a pleasure to see you again and you once again on the pitch. Welcome to Italy, champ. I will wait for you with open arms.
P.S. Let’s see if you can score against me again.

The two players have been part of great teams over the years, facing each other in different high-profile matches.

Football Italia reports that Fabregas scored against Buffon during his time at Arsenal when he faced Buffon's Juventus in the Champions League of 2006 and for Spain during the Euro Championships of 2012.

Fabregas has since responded by telling the 44-year-old World Cup-winning goalkeeper he will see him soon. Buffon won the World Cup with Italy in 2006 while Fabregas won it with Spain in 2010.

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The legendary goalkeeper, now 44, is currently going strong and preparing for season number 28 in professional football. Having left Juventus last summer, Buffon is currently with his boyhood side FC Parma and is expected to still be an integral part of the side for the upcoming campaign.

Last season, the 2006 World Cup winner impressively made 28 appearances for Parma and ahead of the new season, he played down talks of retirement.

Source: Sports Brief News