Wesley Hoedt showed why Southampton signed him in Saturday's 1-0 win against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.
Southampton face Watford in their first Premier League clash since the end of the international break.
Southampton appear to be holding firm in their stance on the defender Virgil van Dijk, with an official statement announcing the arrival of Lazio centre-back Wesley Hoedt stating that their new signing will “develop alongside” his Dutch compatriot.
Southampton's summer has been dominated by speculation surrounding a Dutch international centre-back - but not necessarily Lazio's Wesley Hoedt.
Wesley Hoedt impressed with Lazio in Serie A last season and has caught the eye of both Southampton and Everton.
The Lazio ace is a reported transfer target for Southampton, but Tottenham Hotspur should gatecrash the party.
Everton and Southampton are reportedly in the race to sign Wesley Hoedt.
Mamadou Sakho will reportedly cost Southampton or Crystal Palace an eye-watering £30 million.
HITC Sport understands Foxes want to sign Lazio defender
West Ham United are reportedly eyeing a loan move for Lazio's Wesley Hoedt.