Following in the footsteps of Belgian defender Laurent Ciman, Jelle Van Damme is reportedly set to join MLS.
According to Belgian news outlet Sudinfo.com, defender Jelle Van Damme has reached an agreement with Belgian club Standard Liège to transfer. In a report on Saturday, the LA Galaxy were reportedly nearing a deal to sign the former Belgian international.
Van Damme, 32, did not dress in Standard’s 2-0 win against Lokeren on Sunday, and posted a farewell message to the club’s supporters on his personal Instagram account.
The 6-foot-3 centerback has played for Standard since the 2010-11 campaign, making 163 appearances. He made his international debut for Belgium in 2003, and was called into the national team in 2015 during qualification for Euro 2016.
Here is Van Damme’s farewell message:
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