Sources: Man City blow as Inter Milan agree to sign wonderkid Zeffi
Inter Milan have beaten Man City to the sign of Irish wonderkid Kevin Zefi, Football Insider understands.
The Shamrock Rovers winger, 16, has agreed terms with the Serie A giants and will head over to Italy in the coming weeks to link up with his new club.
A recruitment source has told Football Insider that Zefi has agreed a three-year contract with Inter.
It is a major coup for last season’s Italian league champions, who have beaten some top clubs in Europe to the youngster’s signature.
Those include English champions Man City, while the starlet has also been linked with Man United and PSV Eindhoven.
Zefi’s move to Inter has been brokered by Irish legend Stephen Carr, the former Tottenham right-back who is a family friend and adviser to the youngster.
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The teenager will become the latest top young British or Irish talent to head to the Continent to launch their professional careers.
The likes of Jadon Sancho and Jude Bellingham have led the way for a new generation eager to fast-track their careers with early moves abroad rather than learn their trade in the academies of Premier League giants.
Zefi has made his name at Shamrock Rovers, where he has played regularly for their Under-19s and scored twice in a 5-1 win earlier this week.
He has also been capped 10 times by Republic of Ireland Under-15s, scoring six goals at that level.