“I think there is a need for what we want to do”

The defender was hopeful of finding a club, but his career as a professional player seems to be over.


Jelle Van Damme


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Jelle Van Damme

From the height of his 37 years and after a very long period without playing, the career of professional player of Jelle Van Damme seems well ended.

We thought the former Red Devil’s deal with Union Saint-Gilloise was going very well, but in the end it did not happen.

Today, the former player of Standard and Anderlecht is aiming for a new challenge and hopes to set up a new project, still in football: “The idea is to set up with two commercial partners, an agency to supervise young players. I can’t say yet when but it will happen. I think there is a need for what we want to do, “Van Damme told Het Nieuwsblad.

There are already players on the market in this sector, yet the former Red Devil wants to do things in a different way: “I really want to guide young people in all areas. From A to Z. Sports, legal, mental , physical, financial … Too many agents are more concerned with their commissions than their players. “

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