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Juventus legend, Gianluigi Buffon believes Angel Di Maria would be as good as Diego Maradona, if he is to join Juventus.

 

Di Maria has left Paris Saint-Germain following the expiration of his contract this summer after seven seasons with the French Ligue 1 champions.

Speaking to Gazzetta dello Sport, Buffon said: “Right now, Di Maria in Serie A is like Maradona. Am I clear?

 

“Footballers must be valued considering the context where they play. Today Serie A is technically poorer and Angel has so much technique.

“He is decisive in front of goal, he dribbles past his opponents so easily. He is good at delivering assists and runs up and down on the pitch.

 

“I am 44, but I still play,” Buffon added. “Age doesn’t matter. Motivation and passion are much more important and the same goes for determination. If Di Maria joins Juventus, it means that he’s ready to do so.

 

“At PSG, I played with Neymar, a young Kylian Mbappe, Marco Verratti, but Di Maria was not inferior to any of them.

 

“When he won the Decima at Madrid in 2014, he was playing with Karim Benzema, Cristiano Ronaldo, Luka Modric and Toni Kroos.

 

“He was always a step back but knew how to play as a winger, attacking midfielder and even mezzala.

 

“Whoever signs him, and I hope it’s Juve, makes a deal. We are talking about a champion and football needs champions.”


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