Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl will allow Wesley Hoedt to leave the club this month.

The Saints boss told reporters on Thursday that the Netherlands international is surplus to his requirements, as stated by BBC Radio Solent Sports Editor Adam Blackmore via Twitter.

Hoedt has not played a single game under Hasenhuttl following the Austrian’s appointment at St Mary’s Stadium, with his future at the club now appearing to be in doubt.

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The Dutchman was signed in the summer of 2017 from Lazio for a fee believed to be worth £15 million.

However, he has failed to convince and Hasenhuttl is prepared to let the defender depart should a suitable offer be presented to Southampton in the January transfer window.

Hoedt started in all but one of Mark Hughes’ Premier League games in charge of the Saints but has fallen dramatically out of favour in recent weeks.

The 24-year-old could be among the next names to move away from the club following Steven Davis’ loan move to Rangers and Manolo Gabbiadini’s impending switch to Sampdoria.

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