|Willem II youth product Arjan Swinkels decided to move abroad in summer 2012. The defender signed a 2-year contract at Belgian side Lierse SK until June 2014. In his first period he became immediately injured. However in his second season he played almost every match and he was offered a contract extension until June 2016. In January 2015 his contract was ended in mutual consent. He moved home and signed for Roda JC on a 1,5 year deal.
Arjan Swinkels joined the Belgian league again in July 2016 signing a 2-year contract at Beerschot Wilrijk.