Juventus great Gianluigi Buffon would be happy if Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo signed for the Serie A champions and believes it would be a great signing for Italian football.
Ronaldo, 33, is linked with a stunning €100 million (£89m/$118m) switch from Madrid to Juve, with the deal reportedly close to completion.
The Portugal international’s arrival would come after Buffon’s departure, the former Italy goalkeeper having signed with Paris Saint-Germain after departing the Serie A club on free transfer.
Buffon, who made more than 500 league appearances for Juve, said Ronaldo joining the club would come as no surprise and be a boon for the Serie A giants.
“I wouldn’t be surprised to see Ronaldo at Juventus,” he told Sky Sport on Monday.
“It would make me happy because it is what the Juventus world needs, to find new idols and adore them.”