Inter Milan will evaluate the future of defender Zinho Vanheusden in preseason training this summer.

This according to today’s print edition of Rome-based newspaper Corriere dello Sport, via FCInterNews.

Vanheusden has spent the season just gone on loan with Standard Liege.

Standard has long been the club where the Belgian defender has shown his best form.

Vanheusden had never made an appearance for Inter’s first team.

There had been loan spells out to the likes of Genoa and AZ Alkmaar.

However, injuries have been a persistent theme of these previous loan spells. Vanheusden has never been able to nail down a place for himself in most of the clubs he’s played at due to a string of injuries.

At Standard, by contrast, Vanheusden received regular playing time this past season.

Naturally, this raised some hope that the 24-year-old would finally make the move away from Inter to a stable permanent club, once and for all.

Vanheusden made a total of 22 league appearances for Standard in his season on loan.

Inter Milan To Evaluate Zinho Vanheusden In Preseason Training

But Standard will not be making the loan of Vanheusden a permanent deal, despite having had a purchase option on the Belgian.

The reason is that the price tag would be high for Standard.

Therefore, Vanheusden is back at Inter for the summer.

And according to the Corriere, the Nerazzurri will make their decision regarding the 24-year-old’s future based on preseason training.

Vanheusden will be a party of the Inter training camp, at least at the start.

Then, the Nerazzurri will consider whether to keep Vanheusden as part of the first team squad for next season. He could be part of the rotation and depth in defense.

Otherwise, Inter will have to sort out another loan for the Belgian, or a permanent sale.