Belgian Defender Zinho Vanheusden Could Return To Inter After Two Seasons With Standard Liege Due To Salary Freeze

Belgian Defender Zinho Vanheusden Could Return To Inter After Two Seasons With Standard Liege Due To Salary Freeze
April 12, 2020 17:30
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Belgian defender Zinho Vanheusden could return to Inter in the summer, due to the fact that he hasn’t been paid by Standard Liege for March or the following few months, according to a report from Italian media outlet FcInterNews.

The report details how the 20-year-old Belgian joined Standard Liege in the summer of 2018 in a deal worth around €11.6 million. There was a verbal agreement between the teams that Vanheusden would stay there for three seasons, before Inter would buy back the player at a higher price.

Everything was going to plan until last month, the report continues, until the Belgian Football Federation’s decision to award the league title in advance and fully end this season. Standard Liege has frozen 100% of their players’ salaries, meaning that the 20-year-old won’t receive even €1 for the next few months.

The reason for this salary freeze is because UEFA won’t grant a license to the club to play in the European cups next season, the report highlights, due to Standard’s irregular financial situation at the moment. The club allocated a large part of the players salaries to a hospital, but didn’t consult the squad before this.

Vanheusden could even go to FIFA to resolve this issue, the report adds. Now the 20-year-old is training at home in order to strengthen his knee, which underwent surgery earlier this season. He is expected to return to Italy now, and could either be sold by the Nerazzurri or sent elsewhere out on loan.

By Apollo Heyes
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