Wesley Hoedt: Lazio Evaluating Southampton Defender

According to Italian Football Reporter Gianluca Di Marzio of Sky Sport, Lazio are evaluating the possibility of the return of Wesley Hoedt. Currently owned by English Premier League side Southampton – who the Biancocelesti sold him to in 2017 – after publicly regretting his decision to leave the club, he could make a come back on loan with an option to buy. Manager Simone Inzaghi has reportedly approved of this potential signing; however, it is important to note that Lazio rarely gives former players a second chance at the club once they move on.

Wesley Hoedt / Southampton
Wesley Hoedt / Southampton

Since joining the Saints for a fee of €16 million, Hoedt has failed to adapt, impress, and ultimately live up to expectations with the Premier League side. After just one and a half seasons with the club, he was sent out on loan to Spanish La Liga side Celta de Vigo for the second half of the 2018/19 season (10 appearances); he also spent the entire 2019/20 season on loan with Jupiler Pro League side Royal Antwerp where he made 25 appearances in all competitions.