Both leaving Southampton on loan to Celta Vigo this season to find some more game time, Wesley Hoedt and Sofiane Boufal will be returning to St Mary’s in different circumstances.

The Dutch defender impressed early on in his spell, fell out of favour towards the end of the campaign, making just two appearances in the last eight games ever since Fran Escriba took over in early March.

AS are the ones reporting the news of the pair’s return to Southampton, where Hoedt is unlikely to receive a warm welcome from Ralph Hassenüttl, who didn’t find a spot for him in his team.

Boufal, on the other hand, is expected to be a part of the Austrian’s team in preseason, according to El Desmarque, having been sent to Celta Vigo by Mark Hughes prior to the former RB Leipzig manager’s arrival.

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Hoedt only managed 10 appearances over the course of the second half of the season, a stark contrast to Boufal, who featured 35 times in La Liga, scoring three goals and assisting teammates four times.

The Morocco international was also the player who attempted and completed the most dribbles in Spain’s first division during the 2018-19 campaign.