Former Arsenal defender Brandon Ormonde-Ottewill has joined Dutch side Helmond Sport, after leaving Swindon Town this summer.

Ormonde-Ottewill came through the Arsenal academy but was released in the summer of 2015 without making a single first team appearance for the club.

After two years and 56 appearances for Swindon Town, Ormonde-Ottewill has now became the latest young English player to move abroad, the Daily Mail reports.

He will now play for Jupiler League side Helmond Sport. This summer has seen an unusually high number of young English players leave England for more first-team opportunities, most of which from Arsenal.

Chris Willock joined Benfica, Kaylen Hinds joined Wolfsburg and Dan Crowley joined Willem II. Elsewhere, West Ham’s Reece Oxford moved on loan to Borussia Monchengladbach, while a number of Chelsea youngsters are expected to head to Germany or the Netherlands.

Interestingly, older English players such as Jack Wilshere and Carl Jenkinson have been more reluctant to move abroad. Sampdoria and Antlysaspor have been intersted in Wilshere, but the midfielder is said to be unwilling to leave England due to family reasons.

Hellas Verona are interested in Jenkinson, but there’s no sign that he’ll accept that offer. Brandon Ormonde-Ottewill is only 21 so he still has many years ahead of him to develop.

Now he’ll be looking to impress abroad and could attract the attention of more English sides in the future.

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