Hull City are eyeing a move for Brandon Ormonde-Ottewill according to Hull Live.
The left-back is currently plying his trade with Eerste Divisie side Excelsior, having previously been with Dordrecht in the Dutch second tier. He is no stranger to the English game though, having started his career with Arsenal at the age of eight.
The Tigers are challenging for a place in the Championship and see the 25-year-old as a mature and exciting option on the left side of the defence for next season. he has first-team experience here in the UK, despite having not turned out for the Gunners before. He played 56 times for Swindon Town after leaving the Emirates, but was pictured allegedly using laughing gas in 2017, and released from the club.
That saw him have a trial with then-League Two newcomers Lincoln City, one of Hull’s rivals for the promotion spots in League One, a trial that was unsuccessful. He opted to continue his career in the Netherlands, signing for Helmond Sport, but only appearing once before the Dorcrecht switch.
The defender is out of contract next summer, though Excelsior does have the option to extend his stint by a further year. However, Hull Live understands he is keen on a move back to England, and he is a close friend of current Tigers’ City loanee Dan Crowley.
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Ormonde-Ottewill may have been guilty of an indiscretion as a young player, but he has since rebuilt his career around some strong performances on the continent. He’s been one of his sides top performers this season and has moved on from that early disappointment, he is ready to return home to pick up where his promise should have taken him.
Grant McCann will be planning for next season already, and having a deeper squad will be something he is hoping to cultivate. If a deal can be struck, a move for Ormonde-Ottewill does make sense as naturally left-sided players can be tough to come by.