Out of contract Danish international defender Andreas Bjelland has now left Sky Bet Championship club Brentford according to The Bees’ official website.

The 29-year-old Fredensborg-born centre-back had rejected the opportunity to extend his three-year stay at Griffin Park and now officially becomes a free agent.

Centre-back Bjelland joined Brentford in a near-£3 million deal from Dutch club FC Twente in summer 2015 and the player has since gone on to feature heavily for the club despite missing most of his first year in West London with a knee ligament injury. The defender made 65 appearances for The Bees while he scored his only goal for the club in the 4-3 home defeat to Nottingham Forest in August.

Bjelland started his career in his homeland with Danish Superliga club Lyngby. A move to FC Nordsjaelland followed where he won the league title and two Danish Cups before the player moved to Dutch club FC Twente.

During his time at the De Grolsch Veste, Bjelland gained the captain’s armband, however, a catalogue of injury problems restricted the impact made by him in the Eredivisie.

Much was expected from Bjelland’s move to English second tier side Brentford and the player has served the club well throughout his stay at Griffin Park.

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