Jimmy Jeggo joins KAS Eupen

Jimmy Jeggo has traded Greece for Belgium on transfer deadline day, signing a one-and-a-half year deal with Belgian Pro League club  KAS Eupen. 

The 29-year-old heads to fresh pastures after a successful stint with Aris Thessalonki, where he established himself as a mainstay in the centre of the park since joining in August 2020. 

His new destination has a distinct Australian connection, with two former Socceroos involved: Michael Valkanis as assistant coach, and Tim Cahill on the Board of Directors. 

The club's Managing Director, Christoph Henkel shared how the club were pleased to have signed a player of international experience.

“We are very happy to have managed to sign James Jeggo just before the end of this transfer period," he told the club's official website.  

"With his know-how and experience, he will certainly bring additional stability to our team in the decisive phase of this season and support our young players in their development. 

"We look forward to working with James Jeggo and welcome him to Eupen.”

A total of 31 Socceroos have made league appearances in Belgium over the years, however Jeggo becomes the first to represent Eupen. 

The side currently sit 14th in the league, and are approaching a two-legged Cup semi-final against Anderlecht.