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Veron set for shock return to playing

He’s currently the chairman of Estudiantes.

Midfielder Juan Sebastian Veron
Midfielder Juan Sebastian Veron
Image: AFP

FORMER MAN UTD and Argentina midfielder Juan Sebastian Veron is set to make a shock return to professional football with Estudiantes.

Veron, 41, retired in 2014 after a successful career which included stints with the likes of United, Inter and Lazio, plus 73 international caps.

Now the chairman of boyhood club Estudiantes, the midfielder is set for a surprise comeback.

“He told us he wants to return, that from January he will return as a player,” midfielder Israel Damonte told La Oral Deportiva.

“He will play from January for the tournament [league] and Copa [Libertadores in 2017].”

Veron had previously promised to play next year’s Libertadores if supporters bought 65 per cent of the boxes at the club’s new stadium.

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