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Bolasie to help out former club

The non-league club is struggling to stay open due to lack of interest but Yannick’s assistance may prevent club from dissolving.

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Yannick Bolasie has offered to help out his former club, non-league side Hillingdon Borough, as they ran into trouble in terms of generating interest and posted on Twitter that they were unable to keep going.

A series of tweets by Hillingdon on Tuesday suggested that the club would be unable to continue and their chairman has since explained that it is not a financial issue but a lack of interest.

The Everton winger, who cost the club around £27m, had seen the tweets and offered to help out the club he used to play at. Bolasie is currently injured and not expected to feature for at least another 11 months.

The former Crystal Palace man has been fulfilling media duties for the past few weeks and explained to the club’s official page how he wanted to help Hillingdon.

Hillingdon Chairwoman Dee Dhand told the Mirror:

“When Bolasie heard the news he got in contact to offer us his moral support.

"He's always thinking of us and has a lot of respect for the club. He wanted to find out what was happening and how he could help.

"But it's not a financial issue. We own our ground and generate funds from hiring our facilities.

"We just feel there's a lack of support for the club and Non-League football in general."