Belgian defender Zinho Vanheusden will depart from Inter this summer, but the 21-year-old is still in the Nerazzurri’s future plans.

This according to Italian news outlet, who report that the Belgian is being loaned out for experience but is still thought to have a future at the Giuseppe Meazza.

Vanheusden rejoined Inter from Standard Liege this summer, with the Nerazzurri exercising a €16 million buyback option the terms of his original sale to Standard in 2019.

The Nerazzurri still consider the young defender a major prospect and see a path to regular senior football for him at the Giuseppe Meazza, but for now his path would be blocked by regular starting options Milan Skriniar, Stefan de Vrij, and Alessandro Bastoni in the backline, with Aleksandar Kolarov, Andrea Ranocchia, and Danilo D’Ambrosio also in the defensive rotation.

This is why the player will be loaned out to another Serie A club for next season, as the player hopes to get regular experience in the Italian top flight under his belt so that he can develop his abilities to a point where he is ready to compete for a place in the Nerazzurri’s first team.