Juventus’ Gianluigi Buffon: Chinese money a ‘defeat for Italian football’

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Gianluigi Buffon has branded Chinese investment in Serie A clubs a “defeat” for Italian football.
Juventus face AC Milan at the weekend, with their opponents on the verge of changing hands to the Sino-Europe group and a consortium of investors from China. Their city rivals Inter Milan are already in Chinese hands, after the Suning Group took over in June.
Buffon, 38, is not impressed by the influx of Chinese money into the Italian game, however, and he told Corriere dello Sport he is concerned…

The original version of this story which was published by ESPN can be viewed here.

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