Szczesny is Buffon's heir: Allegri | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, January 04, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, January 04, 2018

Szczesny is Buffon's heir: Allegri

Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri is not interested in pursuing AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma with Wojciech Szczesny already in line to replace Gianluigi Buffon.

Buffon, who turns 40 this month, has been expected to retire after this season, though he hinted at some doubts over his future in an interview with La Gazzetta dello Sport.

The goalkeeper also declined to give advice to Italy teammate Donnarumma about a potential move to the Bianconeri, though he did say "you never go wrong with Juve."

But speaking at a news conference ahead of Wednesday's Coppa Italia quarterfinal against Torino, Buffon's manager said Juventus already have a goalkeeper for the future.

"Szczesny is Buffon's heir, I've already said that and I repeat it," Allegri said of the former Arsenal and Roma man. "Juventus did good business in getting such a good player and bringing him in a year before Gigi stops at Juventus.

"I'm very happy, there's a good relationship between the two of them, they respect each other both as professionals and as men, so I don't see any problem.

“Donnarumma is a young lad who has to grow, he's at Milan and he's forging his path. But Juventus have Buffon's replacement.

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