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Wesley Hoedt in Rangers transfer barb as defender claims he 'laughed about' Ibrox interest

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Defender Wesley Hoedt claims he burst our laughing when he heard about potential interest from Rangers. The centre-back has revived his career in Belgium with Anderlecht following an ill-fated move to Southampton.

The Dutchman spent most of his St Mary's spell out on loan with spells at Lazio, Celta Vigo and Royal Antwerp before a permanent exit to Vincent Kompany's side.It had been claimed in the Belgian press that Gio van Bronckhorst had sent scouts to watch the 27-year-old as he weighed up centre-back options.Hoedt was signed by sporting director Ross Wilson during his time as director of scouting and recruitment at Southampton.

But Wilson has snapped up John Souttar on a pre-contract to bolster the backline for next season. Now the Anderlecht man has taken the chance to claim he was never interested in a move to the Premiership leaders.

He told Belgian outlet Nieuws Blad : “Together with my agent, I laughed about that message in the media. “The sports manager of Southampton is now in Glasgow, but he’s not going to get me, you know.

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