Agent of Gianluigi Buffon hints Juventus goalkeeper would be open to joining West Ham United

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West Ham United are short between the sticks.

Juventus' goalkeeper from Italy Gianluigi Buffon celebrates with teammates at the end of the Italian Serie A football match AS Roma vs Juventus at the Olympic stadium on May 13, 2018 in...

The agent of Gianluigi Buffon has hinted the Juventus goalkeeper would be open to joining West Ham United.

Buffon confirmed this week that he will leave the Italian champions this summer, after 17 years in Turin.

But despite having turned 40 in January, Buffon has not yet decided whether to quit football altogether, and is said to have Premier League interest should he choose to continue his career.

Joe Hart of West Ham United reacts during the Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and West Ham United at The Hawthorns on September 16, 2017 in West Bromwich, England.

One English club who could be in the market for a new shot-stopper ahead of the new campaign is West Ham United, having allowed Joe Hart to return to Manchester City after his season-long loan spell.

And an ambitious move for Buffon may not be out of the question, his representative, Silvano Martina, has told the Sun newspaper.

Discussing the veteran's future, Martina said: "I don’t know if it will be a total farewell to football. He wants two weeks to talk to his family and come to a decision.

"In England, he always really admired West Ham supporters, and even wrote about it in his book."

Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon kisses the trophy after the World Cup 2006 final football game Italy vs.France, 09 July 2006 at Berlin stadium.  Italy won the 2006 football World Cup...

West Ham, who were linked with a move for the Burnley goalkeeper Tom Heaton this week, can still call upon Adrian San Miguel in the meantime.

Could Buffon join West Ham?

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