Report: Inter seeks Vanhoeisden loan to Serie A club

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When Simone Inzaghi launched his first pre-season squad as Inter coach, there was one notable missing in addition to Nerazzurri’s long roster of players: Zinho Vanhoeusden. The 21-year-old defender is slated to return this summer after two and a half years at Standard Liege, but does not appear to be opening a store in Milan for long. According to Sky Sport Italia, Inter will lease Vanhoeisden to La Spezia, Genoa or Bologna for the 2021-22 season, although he will remain in Nerazzurri’s long-term plans.

In the summer of 2019, Vanhoeusden was bought by Standard Liege for € 11 million to raise funds, but the two clubs agreed that Inter would buy him back in 2021. Vanheusden services. Soon, however, the center-back will be on the move again as Inzaghi dropped him from the preseason. On the other hand, Lucien Agume and Federico Dimarco made the list after running the 2020/21 campaign on loan, so we might see more of them in the upcoming season.

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Vanhoeysden fighting during the UEFA Youth League match between Inter and Dynamo Kiev in 2017
Photo by Marco Luzzani – Inter / FC Internazionale via Getty Images

Vanhoisden’s time at Standard was marred by two serious knee injuries. He was suspended 124 days in 2019 due to knee surgery before a cruciate ligament rupture (the second time he sustained this injury) ruled him out for 176 days in 2020 and 2021. While he is undoubtedly a talented player, having three serious knee injuries by age 21 is cause for concern. When not injured, Vanhoeysden played frequently for Liege and had 76 appearances (61 starts) in all competitions. He added the Belgian Cup to the Primavera Scudetto and Coppa Italia, which he won in the Inter youth system.

The loan to Serie A will allow Vanhoeisden to follow in the footsteps of Alessandro Bastogne, although his development is understandably delayed for several years due to his injuries. A stable playing time in Italy’s top division will give Inter the opportunity to take a comprehensive look at Vanhoeisden and whether he will be ready to play with the Nerazzurri first squad.

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