Standard Liege defender Zinho Vanheusden’s father has revealed that his son is keen to remain at the club and would be surprised if Inter activated an option to re-sign him.
The 21-year-old came through Standard’s academy before moving to Inter, but returned to his former club on an initial loan in 2018, before making the switch permanent the following season.
In an interview with Het Nieuwsblad, Johan Vanheusden revealed his son’s ambitions for next season and claimed he wasn’t expecting Inter to pay the €16 million clause to bring him back to Serie A following a long-term knee injury.
“When I read about the debts that Inter have, I felt it would be a bit surprising to see them pay €16m for someone who has been injured for six months,” he claimed.
“And then what would he do at Inter after such a serious injury? I think he would prefer to stay at Standard.”
Vanheusden never made a senior appearance for Inter during his time at the club, but has represented Standard 51 times since his return.
The Belgian international saw his season ended in October after suffering ligament damage and requiring surgery on his knee.