De Ridder given France chance

19 November 2010 08:12
Forgotten man Daniel de Ridder has been given the chance to recover his ailing career in France. The former Dutch under 21 international was a player full of promise during his time at the Ajax academy, but things have not progressed for the former Celta Vigo and Birmingham man. Now, he finds himself out of favour with the Latics and set to be a free agent when his contract expires in the summer. Ligue 1 club Valenciennes have offered de Ridder a life line as they search for a new winger. Valenciennes chairman Francis Decourriere told L'Equipe: "He is on trial for at least one week," "He is a real winger and since the departures of Fahid Ben Khalfallah to Bordeaux and Johan Audel to Stuttgart, that is what we miss the most. The injury to Gaetan Bong has also hurt us and left us a little short." The 26 year old is yet to make an appearance for the club this season.  CLICK HERE FOR THE MESSAGEBOARD