Saints Drop Interest In Defender
Wednesday, 26th Jun 2019 11:41
According to reports in Belgium Saints have ended their interest in a central defender from Inter Milan who spent last season on loan at Standard Liege.
Rumours in the media started a week or so ago claiming that Southampton and Wolverhampton Wanderers are ‘lurking’ to sign Zinho Vanheusden.
The 6ft 2 central defender who will turn 20 at the weekend has spent the last 6 months on loan at Standard Liege from Inter Milan with an option to extend that deal for the coming season.
Vanheusden had started his career at Standard Liege but had joined the Inter Milan youth academy in 2015, but was then loaned back to the Belgian side in the January transfer window.
Standard Liege are keen to excerise that option but apparently Saints and Wolves had been monitoring his progress carefully and were interested in a permanent deal.
Today's edition of Belgian newspaper Het Belang van Limburg claims the Saints have already held discussions to sign the 19-year-old.
But now it seems that Saints are about to pull out and pursue another target.
It could be that Saints feel that the defender is just a little too inexperienced for what they need at the moment and that in Christoph Klarer they have a player of similar age in their own ranks who could make the breakthrough this season.
But Saints are still ooking for a central defender but it seems just one with more proven experience.
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