Anderlecht defender Wesley Hoedt has insisted he won’t be moving to Rangers F.C. to play for Giovanni van Bronckhorst at Ibrox and has even ‘laughed’ about the rumours of their interest.
Hoedt joined the Belgian side from Southampton in the summer, having found himself far down the pecking order and spent the last few seasons on loan at Lazio, Royal Antwerp and Celta Vigo.
He’s been a regular for his new side this season, with 28 appearances in all competitions so far and a starting place in all 21 of their games in the Jupiler Pro League so far.
His performances have not gone unnoticed, and recent reports have linked him with a move to Rangers, who could be busy this month as van Bronckhorst looks to put his stamp on the squad he inherited from Steven Gerrard.
Adding a centre back would make sense given Leon Balogun and Filip Helander are both currently out injured, and an experienced player like Hoedt would fit the bill.
He, though, has rubbished the chances of a move to Ibrox happening, making it clear he’s not interested in Rangers in a recent interview with Het Nieuwsblad.
“Together with my agent, I laughed about that message in the English media,” he said.
“The sports manager of Southampton is now in Glasgow, but he’s not going to get me, you know. Moreover, I’m doing well at Anderlecht.
“In time, I want to play Champions League here, and I’m close to the Netherlands.”