Former Manchester City youth product Jérémy Hélan is quitting football at the age of 24 to devote himself to religion, according to Sheffield Star journalist Dom Howson.
— Dom Howson (@domhowson) September 18, 2016
Only 24, Hélan, a pacy left-back/winger, has played regularly for Championship side Sheffield Wednesday since making his loan move from City permanent in 2013.
City signed Hélan from Stade Rennais in 2009, in what was a controversial deal with the French club claiming it was ‘unlawful’. He spent several years in City’s Elite Development Squad, but could only make one first-team appearance as a late extra time substitute against Aston Villa in the League Cup. After a successful loan spell at Sheffield Wednesday, he moved there for an undisclosed fee and has remained ever since.
If this report is true, Hélan has now decided to leave behind football and a good salary to devote his life to religion. A curious choice, but good luck to him.