Simone Inzaghi will decide on the futures of various Inter youngsters in the next weeks as he assesses them in the pre-season training camp.

This according to today’s print edition of Milan-based newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, who report that the new Inter manager has evaluating multiple young players on his immediate agenda.

With many of the Nerazzurri’s most prominent names absent from the early weeks of pre-season training as they are still at, or recuperating from, international duty at a major international tournament, Inzaghi will take the opportunity to really focus on observing and working with some of the younger talent before his introduction to more established first-teamers such as Romelu Lukaku, Marcelo Brozovic, and the like.

Among the loan returns who the Italian will evaluate are Eddie Salcedo, Sebastiano Esposito, and Lucien Agoume, returning from Verona, Venezia, and Spezia respectively.

The future of Belgian defender Zinho Vanheusden could also be clarified, with the player returning to Inter after being bought back permanently from Standard Liege, although currently he and 19-year-old defender Lorenzo Pirola are expected to go out on loan next season.

Brazilian goalkeeper Brazao is another player to watch, with the 20-year-old returning from two loan spells in the Spanish second division – the player could find space in the squad should Andre Radu depart and Inter Primavera goalkeeper Filip Stankovic be loaned out.

The fates of these players could prove crucial around the edges of Inzaghi’s fledgling Inter project, and it will be seen which youngsters the Italian chooses to rely on.

The manager’s evaluations could also prove integral to the Nerazzurri’s market strategy, with some youngsters likely destined to leave the club on loan or on a permanent basis, and the possibility that some players could be included in a deal for Sassuolo’s Giacomo Raspadori (18-year-old Esposito in particular is thought to be a Neroverdi target).

With training commencing this weekend, the first concrete idea of which players suit the new manager’s vision for the squad will be made clear.