Marouane Fellaini will lend his former club Standard Liege €3
million to help them through the coronavirus
crisis, Belgian media reported on Thursday.
The former Everton and Manchester United midfielder, who now plays
for Shandong Luneng in China, followed in the footsteps of international
teammate Axel Witsel, who has also invested in the Pro League club.
According to one report, Borussia Dortmund's Witsel recently acquired
a 45% stake in Standard's stadium, which is due to undergo
extensive renovation works.
Standard were refused a professional licence by the Belgian football
federation earlier this month. Without it, the 10-time national
champions could be relegated to the amateur divisions.
They have appealed to the Belgian sports court, and are expected to
obtain the licence thanks to the help of Fellaini and other investors,
according to the Belga agency.
The court is expected to make a decision on 5 May.