Hoedt: “I met with Club Brugge, but I never intended to go there”

Tue 08 December 2020 | 12:19

Lazio Dutch defender, Wesley Hoedt talks about his situation before joining the team.


Dutch defender,

Wesley Hoedt

joined the team on a season-long loan on 5 October 2020. Hoedt have also had the experience to play for



Celta Vigo


Royal Antwerp.

Now, the Dutch defender has revealed that he had some serious costumers, before he joined the Biancocelesti.

“I met with them [Club Brugge], but I never really intended to go there,”

Hoedt says.

“It was not financially feasible, but also because I’m very popular with the Antwerp fans.

“Anderlecht were interested as well. This pleased me, it shows that I left a very good impression in Belgium.

“But I admit it… Antwerp has stolen my heart a bit.”


have had the opportunity for


in the past. He joined the club at 2015 on a free transfer and played for Lazio until his departure in 2017.

He also talked about why he was convinced to return to the club.

“It was definitely an option to stay at Antwerp. I must honestly say that I was willing to give up something, because there was a great desire to stay.

“I felt great there. My girlfriend is from Zeeland and lived nearby. I spoke to Antwerp and Southampton to close the deal.

“But the difference turned out to be too great. But if a club arrives that has even more to offer in terms of sport, as a top athlete – and with the qualities I have – you just have to try."



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