Diego Maradona may be making a return to the football pitch at the tender age of 53.
The Argentina legend is reportedly ready to play in Argentina's equivalent of League 2, for minnows Deportivo Riestra, according to the Daily Mirror.
Maradona ended his playing career in 1998 with Boca Juniors. But the former Barcelona and Napoli player may be ready to pick up a pair of boots again, after 16 years.
Victor, a friend of Maradona and the club's financial benefactor has persuaded the World Cup winner to come out retirement. The club are confident their request to the Argentine FA to allow Maradona to join their side will be granted:
"Within five game weeks, Maradona will be playing for Riestra," revealed a club source. "He will debut on approximately the 23rd of March."
With a large crowed expected for Maradona's second foray in the world of professional football, the club will be swapping their 3000 seat stadium for one which holds 43,000, owned by neighbours San Lorenzo.
The former midfielder certainly showed that age isn't a problem, as he has participated in a number of charity matches over the past few years, such as SoccerAid and events in Shanghai & Dubai.
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