Wesley Hoedt would consider a move back to the Eredivisie should a top Dutch club come in for the Southampton centre-back, currently on loan with Antwerp.

Back in 2015, Hoedt left AZ Alkmaar for Lazio and then made the move to Southampton two years later. The now 26-year-old fell out of favour in England and is currently on loan in Belgium with Antwerp.

Speaking to Voetbal International, Hoedt admitted his career path hasn’t exactly gone to plan, “If you play regularly in Serie A at the age of 20, make your debut for the Oranje two years later and then complete a transfer to the Premier League, you don’t expect to be loaned out to Antwerp a few years later. It was not that I signed blindly.

“If you are under contract with Southampton and have played for Celta and Lazio previously, a transfer to Belgium is an unexpected one and not one which is immediately obvious.”

Hoedt then stated he would consider a move back to the Netherlands if a top club offered, “But it is not an absolute must [a return to the Netherlands]

“This also has to do with the many artificial pitches, which I do not find attractive but if a top Dutch club enquire, I would certainly think about it”

Antwerp have an option to buy the defender, who has a contract with Southampton until 2022.




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