When Wesley Hoedt returned to Lazio, albeit on loan, from Southampton, he had to put forward a charm offensive. There was annoyance around the club about how he’d previously left them, and the defender worked to try and get himself back into the hearts of those who support and cover the Italian side.
It worked to start with but mistakes on the pitch won’t be forgiven and that’s why it’s now thought to be certain that he’s set to be back in England at the end of the season.
La Lazio Siamo Noi report Hoedt ‘will return to Southampton’ once his loan expires. It’s taken as fact and there’s no attempt at giving an explanation.
Over at Corriere dello Sport they have a similar stance, saying the Dutchman will ‘pack his bags’ and is ‘destined’ to go back to the Premier League club.
Citta Celeste back this up and it now looks like there’s no chance for Hoedt to change the situation, with the likelihood he’ll have to start considering what his future will look like.
The 27-year-old has a contract with Southampton lasting until June 2022, yet it’s unlikely he’ll be welcomed back with open arms.
Snipes sent the way of Ralph Hasenhüttl in interviews won’t be forgotten, even if there’s a managerial change at the Saints, and Hoedt may start to regret his record of burning bridges.