Buffon urges Juventus to sign Tiago, Huntelaar

Buffon said: “Domenico Criscito is the best young defender in Italy. I hope he can become like my friend Canna (Fabio Cannavaro, ndr).

“Another lad who convinces me is Claudio Marchisio, who with the right space will be in the Nazionale within two years. Perhaps nobody realised we had so many talented young players at Juve, but the season in Serie B showed what a treasure we’ve got.

“I spoke to my friends in Zaragoza about Gabriel Milito and they told me he is a phenomenon. To tell the truth I also like his brother, Diego.

“I know Tiago well. He plays for Lyon and therefore is accustomed to the top level. He is a real protagonist and would bring experience.

“Jan Klaas Huntelaar scores a lot of goals, but I don’t know much about him. He is young and that is an advantage.”