Report: Wolves and Southampton want £18m Inter star Zinho Vanheusden

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Serie A starlet Zinho Vanheusden could reportedly be on his way to the Premier League with Wolverhampton Wanderers or Southampton.

Zinho Vanheusden of Standard looks dejected during the Jupiler Pro League play-off 1 match (day 6) between Royal Antwerp Fc and Standard de Liege at Bosuilstadion on April 26, 2019 in...

Inter Milan defender Zinho Vanheusden is expected to seal a permanent move away from the San Siro this summer with Wolverhampton Wanderers and Southampton just two of the interested parties, according to Het Belang van Limburg.

The 19-year-old centre-back joined Inter’s academy in 2015 but, despite being one of the most highly-rated young defenders in Europe, he has not yet made a first team debut for the Italian giants.

 

This is partly down to some serious injuries, including a cruciate ligament blow he suffered back in September 2017.

But Vanheusden seized his chance to remind everyone of his qualities during a loan spell in his native Belgium with Standard Liege during the 2018/19 campaign. He made 30 appearances for the Jupiler League outfit.

Zinho Vanheusden (R) of FC Internazionale competes for the ball with Serhiy Buletsa (L) of Dynamo Kiev during the UEFA Youth League Domestic Champions Path match between FC Internazionale...

As a result, his price-tag has soared to somewhere in the region of £18 million with Premier League duo Wolves and Southampton both interested in a player is was named after the former Brazil star Zinho.

Wolves probably have the firepower to blow Southampton out of the water in a straight fight, given that their billionaire owners have shown plenty of ambition since taking over at Molineux in 2016.

Wesley Moraes of Club Brugge and Zinho Vanheusden of Standard fight for the ball  during the Jupiler Pro League play-off 1 match (day 3) between Club Brugge and Standard de Liege at Jan...

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