Portsmouth strike deal with Zulte Waregem

July 9, 2008

Portsmouth have confirmed a link-up with Belgian side Zulte Waregem which could see players from Fratton Park loaned out to gain first-team experience.

Paul Hart, Portsmouth's director of youth operations, sealed the deal with the Jupiler League side which is believed to last for three years.

Hart told the club's website: 'We have our own coach in as part of the link-up, so it really is a no-lose situation for us.

'The link gives us an option to use the club for non-EU players, so it opens the world up for us in that respect.'

He added: 'Of course, it works as a feeder system as well - if we feel we have players we can loan, then there is an option for us to do that.'