CERCLE BRUGGE keeper Miguel Van Damme has vowed to fight after revealing his cancer has returned in a brave message to fans.
The Belgian stopper announced he was in remission a few months ago but has now revealed the cancer has returned to his spine and brain.
Van Damme addressed fans in a touching message on Instagram and insisted he would not give up the fight after returning to hospital this week.
He said: “I’m not coming with good news, I was hospitalised again on Tuesday.
“There will be a bone marrow transplant, for which donors are already being sought worldwide.
“Be sure to register as a donor at the Red Cross, you can help many other people with that too.
“It will be a long hellish fight, but I will continue to fight and will never give up.”
The 25-year-old made three appearances for Cercle Brugge this season after being given the all clear to play in January.
He signed a new deal at the Belgian club three weeks ago with the ambition of becoming first-choice keeper.
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The club has vowed to stand by the player – who has been with them since 2013 – and said they would keep his No.16 jersey free for next season.
A club statement read: “Cercle Brugge will do everything it can to support Miguel Van Damme and his family during this process in order to make his recovery run as quickly as possible.
“A cure for Miguel is an absolute top priority for Cercle Brugge. Out of respect for Miguel, Cercle Brugge will not be awarding his number 16 in the group of players next season. ”