With Southampton trimming the first team group a little more this week with the most recent departure of centre-half Wesley Hoedt, fans reacted positively to the news on social media on Tuesday.
The 24-year-old was one of the first names on the teamsheet for former manager Mark Hughes, but with Ralph Hasenhuttl coming in as his replacement, Hoedt quickly found himself frozen out of the group – and many would say justified given improvements in the backline and our results across the last month.
— Southampton FC (@SouthamptonFC) January 22, 2019
Heading to Celta Vigo on a loan spell until the end of the season, he joins up with another outcast, Sofiane Boufal, and his loan club do have a buy option on the deal and many fans will be wishing him the best of success to ensure they use that option as we at least make some money back on the reported £15million we paid for his services back into the summer of 2017.
With 45 appearances in total, whether it’s fair or not that he carries the can for form earlier in the season, fans were always mixed on his performances for us and that didn’t stop on his departure.
Good luck pal. Hope it goes well.
— Ralph's Revolution (@saintbannerman) January 22, 2019
Best wishes Wes, those openly slagging him off when he’s copied in on the tweet hold your head in shame. If for any reason something doesn’t work out for you in life I’m sure you’d expect a “thanks anyway but good luck elsewhere” . Be better than that
— Shaun Sadler ❌ (@ShaunSadler) January 22, 2019
All the best @wesleyhoedt with the loan move! Hopefully a chance to gain some confidence!
Maybe hasn't worked out the past 18 months but that doesn't mean he's a bad player! We must have seen something in him to sign the lad!
All the best Wes ????
— Gazz Smith (@GazzSmith4) January 22, 2019
Good riddance. Nightmare on and off the pitch! Poor player not premier league standard.
— Lukeyy ???? (@LukeSandall) January 22, 2019
Think you will find that was Hughes…. ????????????
— johnny hayter (@bagpuss1961) January 22, 2019
Obviously RH could tell from a mile away he wasn’t adequate. Anyway let’s sign someone.
— CP Uno ???? (@c137p) January 22, 2019
Wesley Hoof. Useless
— Si (@Watty_5) January 22, 2019