Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl has told Wesley Hoedt that he is free to leave the club if he is not happy with his lack of playing time.

The Dutch centre-back hasn’t featured in a single game since Hasenhuttl took over from Mark Hughes earlier this season.

Speaking at his press conference, the Saints boss was clear that Hoedt’s future at the club looks bleak, “Nearly every player has played a game until now but he didn’t. It’s difficult.

“I made a decision for (Jannik) Vestergaard, Jack Stephens at Derby. I think Jack will take the part of Maya Yoshida who is gone for one month.

“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 left Lazio for Southampton in 2017 and has made 45 appearances for the club since. He has six caps for Netherlands but hasn’t been selected since Ronald Koeman took over.




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