Juan Sebastian Veron makes good on promise, comes out of retirement aged 41

Veron returns

Juan Sebastian Veron has signed a new contract with Estudiantes – two years after he retired. The former Manchester United midfielder has penned an 18-month deal with the Argentinian side at the age of 41.

The development comes after Veron decided to make good on a promise to play in 2017 Copa Libertadores if fans bought 65 percent of the tickets for their new stadium. Now, as good as his word, he’s back. His minimal salary will be “donated for the development of the club.” He’s spent the last few months working on his fitness.

He could make his return against Bayer Leverkusen on January 8.

Estudiantes legend

The German club face Estudiantes in the Florida Cup. Veron is already an Estudiantes legend. He won Apertura titles with Estudiantes in 2006 and 2010, and the Copa Libertadores in 2009 during his second spell with the club. He briefly played for Brandsen before a third spell with Estudiantes. This will be his fourth stint with the club.

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