By Harvey Byrne
Inter Milan have beaten Premier League duo Newcastle and Southampton in the race for young French forward Yann Karamoh, according to a report.
The Mirror have claimed via their live transfer blog (Thursday, 10.08pm) that the 19-year-old right-winger was a target for both the Magpies and the Saints after the San Siro giants confirmed his signing via their official Twitter account.
— Inter (@Inter_en) August 31, 2017
Karamoh joins Inter from French Ligue 1 side Caen, where he returned five goals and four assists in 36 matches in all competitions.
The teenage right-winger has also been capped twice at Under-21 level for France and is considered a very bright prospect for the future.
Newcastle, meanwhile have had a disappointing end to the summer window, as despite links to Chelsea’s Loic Remy, Southampton’s Matt Targett and Arsenal’s Lucas Perez they have been left empty handed.
They will have also been disappointed to miss out on young prospect Karamoh, but it is not clear just how interested Newcastle were.
Football Insider verdict:
Karamoh would have been a fantastic signing for Newcastle as the teenager is a very bright prospect. However, the Magpies can no longer compete with clubs such as Inter Milan and once the San Siro giants made their interest in the Frenchman clear there was possibly only one direction that he was heading. Newcastle fans will now surely keep a close eye on Karamoh’s development in the future and he could turn out to be one where supporters wonder what could have been, or he could turn out to be a player that supporters are glad the club missed out on.
In other Newcastle transfer news, a report shared a Magpies transfer update after moves for Targett and Kenedy broke down.