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Wesley Hoedt was destined for Southampton failure with reports over a loan exit

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Wesley Hoedt was destined for Southampton failure with reports over a loan exit

Southampton paid £15million (BBC) to sign defender Wesley Hoedt in the 2017 summer transfer window and he was always destined to fail at St Mary’s.

The Dutch centre-back has been an unpopular figure after struggling to get to grips with Premier League football and the timing of his arrival has been bad luck.

He arrived six months after the departure of Jose Fonte and was always going to have a tough ask living up to his shadow for the Saints.

Meanwhile, he was left extremely exposed in the second half of last season when Virgil Van Dijk left for Liverpool in January 2018.

 

The 24-year-old could reportedly now be primed for an exit from English football and is not in the plans of current manager Ralph Hasenhuttl.

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According to Sky Sports, Spanish club Celta Vigo are in talks about signing Southampton flop Hoedt in January.

It is understood that the defender could move on an initial loan to La Liga with a view to a permanent switch in the summer.

Hoedt still has plenty of time to revive his career at his age, but too many individual errors and bad timing means a departure is best for all parties.

Southampton have enough centre-backs in their squad to cope with the exit and all attention is on Premier League safety.

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