The football world mourns the passing of Guingamp young striker, Nathael Julan, who died at the age of 23. The French ligue 1 club announced on Friday that the striker, who had been on loan at Valenciennes, had passed away in a fatal crash.
According to reports from news outlets, the player was involved in a car accident on the road to Pordic, near the town of Saint-Brieuc. Julan was confirmed to be the driver of the vehicle as firefighters were called to the scene at 4:20 PM, but it is reported that he did not survive the crash.
French Club, Guingamp, confirmed the news via a statement, saying:
"The club had the immense pain of learning this afternoon of the accidental death of their player Nathael Julan.
"On this tragic day, all the members of the club join together to send their condolences to Nathael's family."
Guingamp also cancelled a friendly with Concarneau which was scheduled for Saturday, January 4, following the news.
Julan began his career as a professional footballer at Le Havre, where he spent his first four years before eventually joining Guingamp in 2018.
He scored an astonishing 23 goals in 52 appearances for Le Havre's second team. The youngster then made a leap to the senior squad, scoring another 7 goals in 38 matches to earn a switch to Guingamp. He made 10 appearances for the club in Ligue 1 in 2018-19 season before joining Ligue 2 club, Valenciennes, on loan for the rest of the season. He scored twice in 13 league appearances there.