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Wesley Hoedt seeking permanent move away from Southampton this summer

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Blaise Bourgeois

After his £15m signing from Lazio, it didn’t take very long that Wesley Hoedt would not be Southampton’s long-term centre-back option.

After just 18 months with the club, Hoedt found himself on loan at Celta Vigo before spending this season with Belgian side Royal Antwerp – a clear indication of how far the Dutch international has fallen.

Royal Antwerp will not activate their unaffordable €8m purchase option, meaning that Hoedt will be sent back to Southampton.

With two years remaining on his deal and almost no chance of breaking back into the Saints squad, it appears that seeing the 26-year-old move on will be beneficial for all parties.

“That (a move away this summer) is the intention, yes,” Hoedt told Dutch outlet Het Nieuwsblad.

“I already have a number of offers from clubs in [other European] competitions, but I have to wait and sit down with Southampton.

“What is clear is that I’m not waiting for a year on loan. I want to be fully transferred this time.”

Hoedt featured 45 times for Southampton and has previously stated that he would consider moving to a top Dutch club if he received an offer from his home country.

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