Dutch newspaper AD report AZ Alkmaar have been in negotiations for a while over the transfer of Huddersfield Town’s Terence Kongolo.
The two clubs had reached a rough agreement on a loan deal, which would have seen no fee paid to Huddersfield Town, but AZ picking up the bill for all of the player’s wages. However, AZ either don’t want to or can’t comply with the conditions, which has given an opportunity to Fulham.
Kongolo went on loan to Fulham during the January window, however, he was unable to have an impact after picking up a foot injury. The London club are now ‘well on the way’ to taking advantage of AZ’s hesitation, with Fulham having no problems paying Kongolo’s wages.
Should AZ miss out, it’s explained they’ll then turn their attention to other targets, this includes Southampton’s Wesley Hoedt, who spent the last season on loan at Royal Antwerp.
A return to Southampton in any meaningful capacity is unlikely, given the negative things Hoedt has said about Ralph Hasenhüttl over the past few months. Hoedt spent time earlier this year training at AZ and back then he dismissed the idea of signing for the club.
Despite that, he doesn’t seem to have the options he assumed he would have, so AZ becomes a possibility again.