Dublin starlet Kevin Zefi officially joins Inter Milan from Shamrock Rovers

By Thomas Telford

Shamrock Rovers have confirmed that their underage player, Kevin Zefi, has officially joined Serie A champions, Inter Milan.

Zefi, who was signed from St Kevin's Boys in 2019, represented Shamrock Rovers at Under 15, 17, 19 levels as well as in the first division.

PSV Eindhoven and Juventus were also interested in signing Zefi.

He has represented the Republic of Ireland at schoolboy and youth levels and was recently capped at under 17 level against Mexico.

Zefi, from Clonsilla in west Dublin, can play as a winger or lone striker and will no doubt be one to keep an eye on as he progresses through the ranks.

Earlier in the year, Zefi went over to Milan for a month to go on trial. Speaking after his return, Zefi said: "I went over in February for a month. I was just getting a feel for the team, seeing how it was and I liked it."

"I have been learning Italian and I knew a little bit before that. I have some family in Italy and I'm doing it in school so I think I'm good with it."

Zefi was full of praise for his coaches in Ireland who helped guide him to this point.

"Thomas Morgan and Dessie Baker helped me to grow as a player and I have to thank them for that and for all the advice they gave me," he said.

"I really appreciate everything they did for me in the short space of time I worked for them. I'd like to thank also Aidan Price for giving me the opportunity to play for the B team last season and express myself and I’d like to thank Shane Robinson, head of the Academy."

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