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Age Is Just a Number For Juan Sebastian Veron

Juan Sebastian Veron
LA PLATA, ARGENTINA - AUGUST 23: President of Estudiantes de La Plata Juan Sebastian Veron (R) gives a plaque to Rodolfo D´Onofrio (L) to congratulate River Plate for having won the Copa Libertadores 2015, prior a match between Estudiantes and River Plate as part of 21st round of Torneo Primera Division 2015 at Ciudad de La Plata Stadium on August 23, 2015 in La Plata, Argentina. (Photo by Ramón Rodriguez/LatinContent/Getty Images)

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.

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.

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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.

Juan Sebastian Veron’s first game will be on January 8 against Bayer Leverkusen in the Florida Cup.

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