Southampton boss: Wesley Hoedt can leave the club in January

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Wesley Hoedt

Southampton are ready to offload Wesley Hoedt in January if the Dutch defender decides he wants to leave the club, says manager Ralph Hasenhuttl. The 24-year-old centre-back has been at Southampton for 18 months, but has yet to feature a game under the new German boss.

“Nearly every player [has] played a game until now but he didn’t. It’s difficult,” Hasenhuttl said. “I made a decision for (Jannik) Vestergaard, Jack Stephens at Derby. Yeah, it’s not the best for Wesley, that’s right. It’s the same for Gabbiadini or Steven (Davis). The guys went away to find other solutions, it’s better for them.”

“For Wesley it can be the same. We don’t send any player away but if he feels like he is not used like wants from us, he should think about it.” Hoedt used to be a regular starter under former manager Mark Hughes since his move from Lazio in 2017. The defender, capped 6 times for the Netherlands, has played 45 games for the Saints.

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