Joleon Lescott is set to make a spectacular return to football with Racing Murcia in Spain.
Murcia are set to take on La Liga outfit Levante in the Copa del Rey on December 16, and they will have an unexpected veteran in their ranks in the form of Lescott, 38.
Daily Star Sport have now taken a look at five former professionals that made similar moves back into action, including fellow Premier League winners Petr Cech, Paul Scholes, Arjen Robben and Jens Lehman.
Former Chelsea and Arsenal goalkeeper Cech returned to professional sport in October 2019 having retired after the Europa League final the preceding May.
However, all was not as it seemed as the former Czech Republic stopper lined up for amateur ice hockey team Guildford Phoenix during their 2019/20 campaign.
He was named as man of the match on his debut after saving two penalties in a shoot-out victory.
In addition, Cech was recently named in Chelsea's 25-man Premier League squad for the current season as a non-contract player and emergency goalkeeper.
Netherlands icon Johan Cruyff returned to professional football in 1979 after an investment went wrong.
He said after signing with Los Angeles Aztecs of the North American Soccer League: “I had lost millions in pig-farming and that was the reason I decided to become a footballer again.”
After spells with the Washington Diplomats and return to Europe with Levante, he spent time back at Ajax before a single season with rivals Feyenoord.
The most notable return to action is probably that of Manchester United legend Scholes.
After calling time on his glittering career in May of 2011, Scholes reversed his decision having felt rejuvenated after a four-month rest from the sport.
He recently said of his decision: “I felt as fit as I’d probably ever had done after having four months off – it was just the break I needed.”
He went on to make a further 33 appearances for the club while lifting the title in 2012/13.
Eccentric German goalkeeper Lehmann left Arsenal in 2008 and retired from football a year later after spending two seasons with Stuttgart.
However, an injury crisis at his former club that saw Manuel Almunia put out of action saw him return to play under Arsene Wenger for one final game in 2011.
Arsenal beat Blackpool 3-1 in that fixture, and he hasn’t featured professionally since.
Former Chelsea, Real Madrid and Netherlands forward Robben called time on his playing days after an incredibly successful spell with Bayern Munich last year.
Having spent just a matter of months in retirement, the Eredivisie, Premier League, La Liga and Bundesliga winner decided to sign for Groningen.
The 36-year-old has so far made only two league appearances for the club having suffered an injury during their home defeat by PSV on the opening day of the season.