Juan Sebastian Veron to make comeback with Estudiantes in January

Juan Sebastian Veron is set to make a shock return to football with Estudiantes after retiring in 2014.

The former Manchester United and Argentina midfielder hung up his boots two years ago to become chairman of his boyhood club Estudiantes, having won 73 caps for his country and played for the likes of United, Inter Milan and Lazio.

Veron, 41, had promised to play in the 2017 Copa Libertadores if supporters bought 65 percent of the tickets for the club's new stadium and has now made good on that pledge.

"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]."