Diego Forlan returns to Penarol

The career of the striker has come full circle after he returned to Uruguay, joining the club he started his youth career with

Diego Forlan is set to return to Uruguay, having signed for Penarol, the club he started his youth career with.

Forlan, whose father Pablo also played for Penarol, spent one season in the club's youth system as an 11-year-old and went on to start his professional career with Independiente in Argentina, before later establishing himself in Europe.

The attacker won the Premier League and FA Cup during his two year spell with Manchester United, before enjoying prolific spells with Spanish sides Villarreal and Atletico Madrid, helping the latter win the Europa League in 2010.

Forlan was a key player for the national team as they won the Copa America in 2011 and reached the semi-finals of the 2010 World Cup.

A switch to Inter in 2011 did not work out, though, and he joined Internacional in Brazil before spending the last 18 months with Cerezo Osaka in Japan.

Now, Forlan - who scored 36 goals in 112 matches for Uruguay - will return to where it all began with Penarol.