Loaned out to Celta Vigo after it was made clear Ralph Hasenhuttl had no need for his services at Southampton, Wesley Hoedt is enjoying himself in Spain.
Red card on his debut aside, the Dutch defender is slowly making a name for himself at the La Liga club, and an article earlier in the week suggested the decision makers behind the scenes were already considering making the temporary agreement a permanent one.
Good news for Celta, Hoedt wants to stay too.
Asked about his future in an interview with Faro de Vigo this week, the Southampton loanee remained relatively coy on any particular outcome, but his intentions were made very clear.
He said: “At the moment, the decision isn’t mine. It depends on how the season goes, first. I like being here, but I still have a contract with Southampton. I’m currently playing for Celta and I will give my all to play my best football.
“Like I said, we’ll see what happens in the summer, but, of course, I would like to continue in this great club”.
With the Saints currently 17th in the Premier League, just two points above the relegation zone, there’s a good chance Ralph Hasenhuttl remains in charge next year if they maintain their top flight status, which will help Hoedt’s cause.
The rest depends entirely on Celta Vigo, who have an option to buy the player between now and the end of the season.