Former Ajax and Netherlands midfielder Demy de Zeeuw has come up with a highly unusual way to let clubs across the globe know he's available on a free transfer heading into the January window, advertising his services on business networking tool Linkedin.
De Zeeum has a glittering CV compared to the vast majority of footballers still on the scrapheap more than midway through the campaign, including 27 caps for Holland.
The 31-year-old featured sparingly for the Dutch at two major international tournaments and started in 2010 World Cup semi-final against Uruguay, but six months after ending a loan spell at Anderlecht the uncompromising midfielder is still searching for a new club.
Are there connections to be made on Linkedin?
De Zeeum shares an old school compilations of his best moments with Ajax in an advert explaining he'd relish essentially any chance to get back playing, whether that offer comes from a European team or further afield.
The former AZ linchpin even went the whole nine yards and signed up for a premium account on Linkedin, before posting: "I'm looking for a new club in Europa, Middle East or MLS", said De Zeeuw on LinkedIn
"Salary depends on city club and country for more info please send me direct message."
Direct message time for Lennon
De Zeeum implores any interested partied to get in touch with a direct message on the social media platform with the businessman in mind, it remains to be seen if the agent of any Premier League club heeds the call.
One team definitely worth picking up the phone too is surely Bolton Wanderers, who in the last fortnight have given short-term deals to Emile Heskey and Eidur Gudjohnsen.
The golden oldies combined to score against Blackburn Rovers last week, imagine the heights they could scale with De Zeeum pulling the strings in midfield. Neil Lennon you know what do next!
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