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Boro rival Southampton in transfer race for Dutch U21 star

According to reports from La Lazio Siamo Noi, Southampton and Middlesbrough are both targeting Lazio defender Wesley Hoedt for a summer transfer.

The 22-year-old sealed a move to the Stadio Olimpico last summer following an impressive campaign with AZ Alkmaar and proved to be one of the signings of the season in Serie A.

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Indeed, the Netherlands U21 averaged 1.3 tackles, 3.2 interceptions, 3.4 clearances and 1.4 successful aerial duels per match as Lazio finished eighth in the Italian top flight.

Hoedt has told reporters that he’s looking forward to playing alongside Stefan de Vrij at the heart of Lazio’s back line next season.

But according to La Lazio Siamo Noi, the 6 foot 3 defender is already attracting interest from abroad and most particularly the Premier League.

Southampton and Middlesbrough have both reportedly made enquiries into Hoedt’s availability for a summer transfer.

Boro are known to be in the market for a centre-half after missing out on Neven Subotic, whilst Saints defensive lynchpin Jose Fonte has been linked with Manchester United.

Article title: Boro rival Southampton in transfer race for Dutch U21 star

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