West Ham United fans want Gianluigi Buffon

Gianluigi Buffon of Juventus speaks to the media during the Juventus Press Conference at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on April 10, 2018 in Madrid, Spain.

Gianluigi Buffon has previously stated that he would like to play for West Ham United, and his contract is due to expire.

Gianluigi Buffon of Juventus speaks to the media during the Juventus Press Conference at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on April 10, 2018 in Madrid, Spain.

Gianluigi Buffon has previously told the Independent that he wanted to play for West Ham United, and supporters at the London Stadium feel that they have a chance of landing the Italian legend now.

Buffon has announced he is leaving Juventus, with other offers now flooding in for the goalkeeper.

With West Ham needing a stopper, some of their more ambitious supporters are hoping that he is offered a contract with the Hammers.

Buffon would almost certainly have to take a wage cut to join West Ham, and he is likely to have interest from higher placed clubs.

However, Buffon has previously suggested that he wants to play for West Ham because of the fans.

He said to the Independent: 'I wanted to play for West Ham because of their supporters, they follow the Hammers with an extraordinary energy.’’

Gianluigi Buffon of Juventus reacts during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 First Leg  match between Juventus and Tottenham Hotspur at Allianz Stadium on February 13, 2018 in Turin,...

If West Ham could get a deal over the line for Buffon it would be their most remarkable signing of the summer.

The Hammers re known to be looking for a new goalkeeper, with both Adrian and Joe Hart struggling at the London Stadium over the past campaign.

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