Dutchman Wesley Hoedt has laughed off talk about signing for Rangers following comments made during a recent interview.
Rangers were linked with Hoedt in December according to the Daily Record as scouts were in attendance during an Anderlecht vs Charleroi match, with Gers fans attempting to work out who the side was monitoring.
At that point in time, talk about signing John Souttar was in its embryonic stages and with Hoedt impressing, the rumour mill started. The player has since laughed this apparent interest off.
“Together with my agent, I laughed about that message in the English media,” Hoedt said to Dutch outlet Het Nieuwsblad.
“The sports manager of Southampton is now in Glasgow, but he is not going to get me. I’m doing well at Anderlecht.
“In time, I want to play Champions League here, and I’m close to the Netherlands.”
Wesley Hoedt won’t be moving to Rangers
These comments rule out any potential move for the defender and a potential reunion with Ross Wilson, who signed him for Southampton in 2017.
Since the interest, Rangers have signed John Souttar on a pre-contract agreement and remain in pole position to sign centre back Danilho Doekhi.
These two will further enhance the quality of our defence with players such as Connor Goldson and Leon Balogun still to agree on extensions to their current contracts which expire at the end of the season.
With two signings already secured by Giovanni van Bronckhorst, the onus is on the Dutchman to add more quality to the squad as several fringe players look set to leave.
The next two weeks could define the season for the Ibrox side, lets hope van Bronckhorst and Wilson continue to work their magic.