Former Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini has lent €3m to his former club Standard Liege to help the club through the pandemic.
The Belgian first division side reportedly asked their former player and Belgian international Fellaini to invest money and help ensure their survival as it faces being relegated to the amateur ranks.
Fellaini, who began his professional career with Standard before moving to the Premier League and then China, has joined another former player of the club, Axel Witsel, in helping the club get through their current financial difficulties.
Witsel, who plays his club football for Bundesliga side Dortmund, has invested €1.5m into the project, according to reports.
Standard had their professional footballing license removed in April after the Belgian football association found they had not paid wages and bonuses owing to players.
The club are said to have lodged an appeal against the decision, which is due to be heard on May 5.
Reacting to the news on Twitter, fans heaped praise on their former midfielder…
🗞Former Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini has lent his former team, Standard Liege €3 Million to help them through the coronavirus crisis
(Source – L’Equipe) pic.twitter.com/QabapI2t0o
— The Toffee Blues (@EvertonNewsFeed) April 30, 2020
Well done Felli! 👏🏻
— Aide Dews (@AidyDews) April 30, 2020
How are Fellainis lungs after his illness ? has he been back in training ?
— gilbo1878 (@gilbo18781) April 30, 2020
‘Lent’ is the operative word. APR 9000%
— Steve B (Més que un club) (@SteveB84) April 30, 2020
Decent that from Felli
— nigel harrison (@bluenige) April 30, 2020
Love big Fellaini so much. What a legend. https://t.co/Jdz1C8SWJQ
— David (@DKeith0904) April 30, 2020
Brilliant. Although, the game is in that state because players like Marouane Fellaini took 3 million euros from it. https://t.co/vKOmNQTFgU
— Matt Quick (@m_j_quick) April 30, 2020
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