Rather astoundingly, George Weah was actually on the pitch when Buffon was thrust into the Parma first team for the very first time in 1995.
Buffon is widely regarded as being one of the greatest goalkeepers of all time, winning the 2006 World Cup with Italy along with nine Serie A titles.
According to French newspaper La Parisien, Buffon will arrive in Paris on Friday for a medical, and all being well will be presented as a PSG player on Monday. "I have followed the club's incredible progression in recent years, and I know what dreams PSG and its fans hold in their hearts".
"Obviously I'm 40 years old, but I am in good health and I'm mentally strong", he said, adding "I want to keep playing until my body can't keep going". They are an extraordinary national team with considerable talent. "But when the season begins you can't think of enveloping all this in the aim for the Champions League because that would be complete craziness and we're not insane here".
"Neymar can come back in Paris with the envy to win everything".
He has penned a one-year deal, with the option for an additional season, and has no idea when he will hang up his boots.
The Italian goalkeeping legend is leaving Juventus after 17 years to join Paris St-Germain on a free transfer. I have always looked for challenges.
Buffon, who made 656 appearances for Juve, was expected to retire at the end of the season and had said he was "planning a different future" until PSG made contact in May.