It’s no secret that Wesley Hoedt’s time at Lazio on loan from Southampton has been far from successful.

The centre-back has struggled massively at times, costing his club some important games with his mistakes, which led to him receiving abuse from fans.

There have been a number of articles explaining the Italian club will not be keeping him beyond the current season, meaning he will be a problem for Ralph Hasenhüttl in the summer once he returns to St Mary’s.

When Southampton decided to send him back to his former club, the hope will have been for him to relaunch his career, thus enabling them to sell him in the summer.

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Unfortunately, that’s going to be very difficult, because he hasn’t improved in the slightest.

In fact, Corriere della Sera write that ‘he did not grow, and on the contrary, he seems to have worsened’.

Add to that the fact ‘his mistakes have influenced more than one game’, and that his lack of versatility have led to him being pushed to one side by Simone Inzaghi, and it’s been a recipe for disaster.

That, in a nutshell, is the problem Southampton are going to have to deal with in the coming months, and trying to sell that whole package to other clubs simply isn’t going to be easy.