Buffon would be box-office at Liverpool but they should focus on future

As reported by The Sun, Liverpool are interested in signing Gianluigi Buffon this summer.

What’s the story?

The upcoming transfer window is a big one of the Reds as Jurgen Klopp looks to build a squad capable of competing for the English Premier League title.

To do that, his first team needs ability and experience throughout its spine and there aren’t many more qualified than goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon.

The Sun report that the legendary shot-stopper is considering offers from both Liverpool and Manchester City, with Jurgen Klopp authorising the audacious move for the 40-year-old after his last match for Juventus this weekend.

Should they be making a move for him this summer?

Should they sign Buffon?

With close to 900 career appearances, there’s no doubting that Buffon is one of the greatest goalkeepers to have played the game and his arrival in the English Premier League would make headlines round the world. It would be about as box-office as it gets.

However, do Liverpool need to play that publicity game?

Jurgen Klopp is building a young, ambitious and hungry side and although Buffon offers leadership and experience, it’s not like he has a long-term upside for the Reds, who might get a season or two out of him at the most.

There are question marks surrounding Loris Karius, but he is progressing well and bringing in Buffon ahead of him could shatter his burgeoning confidence.

Yes, it would be exciting, but it may not be the most practical move Liverpool could make this summer.