The day when Gianluigi Buffon refused Barça

In the summer of 2001, Barça looked for a goalkeeper. The Catalan club finds an agreement with Parma for Gianluigi Buffon who will refuse …

In the 2000-2001 season, Barça used Pepe Reina and Richard Dutruel alternately as goaltender. Fourth of Liga and only tenth defense, the Catalan club decides to seek a goalkeeper during the summer. Impressive with Parma, Gianluigi Buffon (23 years) seduces the Spanish team that finds a transfer agreement with his Italian counterpart. But the young porter refuses, as his agent Silvano Martina told his story to TuttoJuve, and chooses to sign to Juventus. An Old Lady who will offer him an immense list.

Barça will then recruit Argentinian Roberto Bonano to River Plate. It will hold 18 months before being ousted by Victor Valdés.