Mike van der Hoorn has played his last game for Swansea City. The defender leaves the Championship after four years on a free transfer from the club, who this season failed to enforce promotion to the Premier League.
27-year-old Van der Hoorn made the switch from Ajax to Swansea in the summer of 2016 and has since played 125 official matches for the club from Wales. In it, he scored six times and gave three assists. In the 2018/2019 season, Van der Hoorn even wore the captaincy.
Also at the beginning of this season, Van der Hoorn had a basic place at Swansea, but due to a knee injury he missed many games this calendar year. The former Ajax player made his comeback in July and participated in the semi-finals of the playoffs against Brentford, which proved too strong in two duels.
“Swansea will always have a special place in my heart,” said Van der Hoorn on the Championship club site on Wednesday. “This was my first foreign adventure. When I arrived here, people told me this is a special place and I can only confirm that.”
It is not yet known where Van der Hoorn continues his career. The defender started his career in 2011 at FC Utrecht, where he also went through the youth academy. In 2013 he opted for a transfer to Ajax. After three disappointing years in Amsterdam, Van der Hoorn moved to Swansea.