Academy defender Xavier Mbuyamba has completed a permanent move to FC Volendam in the Netherlands.

The 20-year-old centre-back has been with our Academy for two years after joining in the summer of 2020 from Barcelona. He featured regularly for our development squad last season under Andy Myers, making 21 appearances in Premier League 2. His most notable performance came in a 3-1 victory over Leeds United, where he grabbed a brace.

The Maastricht-born youngster joins Eredivisie side Volendam, who were promoted to the top tier of Dutch football this summer after finishing second in the Erstee Divisie second division.

We thank Xavier for his service and wish him well as he embarks on the next phase of his footballing career.