Age is just a number, to Juan Sebastian Veron at least! He has come out of retirement to sign a 18 month long contract for Estudiantes. The 41-year-old Argentine Veteran will also not be paid a dime during his time as a player. The former Manchester United and Chelsea midfielder began his senior career at Estudiantes for three seasons before taking up a role as the Club Chairman in 2014.
DONE DEAL: 41-year-old Juan Sebastian Veron has joined Estudiantes on an 18-month contract. pic.twitter.com/7rNIoEe9kK
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Veron’s time at Manchester United wasn’t the best in his career. His most memorable moment in English Football has to be his debut game and goal for Chelsea in a 2-1 at Anfield. That first match for Veron was also the first match of the Roman Abrahmovich era at Chelsea Football Club.
The Argentine international promised to play in the 2017 Copa Libertadores if supporters purchased 65% of the boxes at their new Estadio Unico de La Plata stadium. He will be fulfilling his promise to the club playing until 2018 when he will be 43 years old.
Veron will be paid a minimal wage, which all will be given back to the club. Estudiantes will be able to play the midfielder in the domestic Primera Division in Argentina, which saw Estudiantes drop from top of the table to fourth after a few disappointing results.
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Juan Sebastian Veron’s first game will be on January 8 against Bayer Leverkusen in the Florida Cup.