Returning to Inter is Zinho Vanheusden’s dream, according to the Belgium international’s father.
may return toInter
with a €17 million transfer fee in the summer.
, the defender’s father
admitted that the 21-year-old was eagerly eyeing
’s squad this season.
He is watching all of Inter’s games and follows the team everywhere,
” Johan said.
So, I would say that yes, his dream is still to be part of the Nerazzurri.
“But maybe for him, at least for next year, it might be wise to be part of a team that allows him to play regularly, after this year’s injury.”
Zinho is out of action as he is struggling to recover from a knee injury he sustained. His father, however, is hanging on to hope that he recovers soon enough to feature in the national team for the summer’s European Championships.
He revealed that he would see no problem for Zinho, if he had to remain at Standard Liege for next season, saying that Piero Ausilio, Inter’s sporting director, is going to decide what happens.
If he were to stay another year at Standard, I would be happy, but I’m sure that if he is fit physically and if he is 100%, he will be ready for Inter, if he is brought back,
” Johan assured.
Everything will depend on Ausilio’s decisions.
“We believe in Zinho 1000%.”
The Belgium international admitted during an interview that he has a close friendship with
, as they are team-mates in the Belgium national team.
Johan revealed that the duo are on excellent terms: “
Lukaku is a big example for Zinho.
“Ever since they met with the national team, he’s been learning a lot from him, especially in terms of the mental challenges for players in the world of football.”
He also commented on Inter’s title challenge this season.
I hope they can win the title
,” he admitted.
They deserve it, they are a world class club.
“When Zinho won the youth league with Inter’s Primavera, he saw how great this club can be.
“Let’s say that since then he has been infected with the Inter gene, which still lingers within him.”