A Bafana Bafana hopeful has been released by an Eredivisie club.

Five months after signing with the club, Feyenoord Rotterdam have released Phillipe Sandler after announcing that they will not be using the one-year option they had on his contract.

Sandler signed a six-month deal which is set to expire at the end of June and the Uefa Europa Conference League finalists have announced his departure from the club wishing him all the best in his future endeavours.

The 25-year-old arrived with an ankle injury which resulted in him managing just two appearances for the club.

He made his debut in a 2-2 draw against rivals PSV Eindhoven in May before featuring in a cup game against Go Ahead Eagles at the end of the season.

Born in Amsterdam, Sandler started his career at the Ajax Youth Academy before PEC Zwolle gave him his first professional contract in 2016.

After two successful seasons at Zwolle, he was scouted by Pep Guardiola of Manchester City, but injuries haunted his stay at the Etihad – which resulted in him being loaned out to two different clubs in the past four seasons.

On the international stage, the centre-back has represented the Netherlands at Under 20 level, but he also qualifies for South Africa through his father and the United States of America (USA) through his mother.

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