With Southampton centre-half, Wesley Hoedt, wildly tipped for a departure during the January transfer window owing to the way he fell out of favour with new manager Ralph Hasenhuttl, yesterday it was confirmed he had moved to Celta Vigo on a loan spell until the end of the season.
The Spanish side to have a buy clause on the deal for the 24-year-old but we’ll have to see how much of our initial reported outlay of £15million we actually get back as although the defender was a regular under former manager Mark Hughes, in the eyes of many fans, his performances left a lot to be desired.
— RC Celta (@RCCelta) January 22, 2019
Speaking to the Daily Echo with news of his departure announced, the player seemed confused by all the recent developments that took from being one of the first names on the teamsheet to being frozen out completely.
He also claimed he had received no explanation for Hasenhuttl’s decisions, but many fans will point to results as an explanation for everything.
“It’s been very strange. I played everything. Almost fifty games in a row I was in the starting line-up and I played ninety minutes. Until I suddenly came to be at the side of it. I never had a clear explanation.”
Most will believe he’s now played his last game for us and if he doesn’t return he departs with 45 appearances to his name, with a return of goal in the FA Cup.