Guillermo Barros Schelotto has confirmed his club have a desire to sign Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon.
“[Boca president Daniel] Angelici told me that he had called [Buffon] to ask him,” Schelotto told Radio Continental. “But I told him that we would talk about that and other reinforcements from May 17. Right now our focus is on the table and on the competition.”
Buffon, who had been expected to retire, recently hinted he could continue playing for another season.
A move to Boca would reunite Buffon with former Juventus teammate Carlos Tevez, who again returned to his boyhood club in January after a year at Shanghai Shenhua.
Boca’s goalkeeper, Agustin Rossi, has made 23 league appearances and conceded 16 goals for the Superliga leaders, and Schelotto said the 22-year-old gives the club “confidence and calmness” in goal.
“Rossi was already a [league] champion with Boca last year,” Schelotto said. “I see him well and emotionally strong. One hopes he will grow and keep giving more. He is gaining experience in the tournament and he has the support of the coaching staff and the players. We believe he will continue to grow more. With time, he will have more of a starring role.”
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