Hoedt leaves Southampton for Celta Vigo on loan

Southampton has allowed Wesley Hoedt to join Celta Vigo on loan for the rest of the season, with the Spanish club having the option to buy.

Wesley Hoedt joined Southampton in August 2017 from AZ for a reported fee of £15million, signing a five-year deal.   -  Getty Images

Wesley Hoedt has joined Celta Vigo from Southampton on loan for the rest of the season.

The La Liga club has the option to sign the centre-back on a permanent deal in the post-season transfer window. Hoedt, 24, joins Sofiane Boufal in leaving the Premier League for Balaidos this term.

"Hoedt's move will allow him to gain additional playing time between now and the end of the season, while also further helping [Ralph] Hasenhuttl to achieve his aim of trimming the first-team squad this month," Southampton said in a statement.

"The club would like to wish Wesley good luck for the rest of the season."

Hoedt joined Saints in August 2017 from AZ for a reported fee of £15million, signing a five-year deal.

The Netherlands international made 28 league appearances last season and managed 13 starts this term, but was left out of the side by new boss Hasenhuttl.