Juan Roman Riquelme returns to Boca Juniors

Riquelme had quit Boca seven months ago amid reports of a falling out with then coach Julio Cesar Falcioni.

updated: February 10, 2013 12:00 IST
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Buenos Aires: Former Argentina international midfielder Juan Roman Riquelme has rejoined Boca Juniors seven months after quitting the club.

The announcement came Friday after the 34-year-old called Boca coach Carlos Bianchi expressing his desire to return to the Bombonera, reports Xinhua.

"After two and a half hours with Riquelme, the board has decided unanimously that given the player's will to resume training with the squad he should be part of (Boca's) professional squad from Monday," club president Daniel Angelici told reporters.

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