Ex-Irish footballer Stephen Carr has spoken highly about the young Irish player that will soon be joining the youth setup at Inter, according to a report in the British media.

Whilst speaking to English newspaper, The Times, Stephen Carr shed some light on how it is quite unusual for young Irish players to make a move to a totally different country at such a young age. It is more common for them to continue playing in Ireland.

“Opinions are divided, but I don’t think it’s good that the best Irish boys stay in Ireland until they are 18. It definitely limits the opportunities. Kevin is brave to go to Italy. It’s a good test of his character which I think he will pass.”

Kevin Zefi recently agreed on a three year deal with Inter, as was exclusively reported by Sempre Inter at the time. He is joining the Nerazzurri from Shamrock Rovers in Ireland.

He is a 15-year-old left-winger who has caught the attention of many in the game, such as Stephen Carr. He compared his dribbling style to that of Damien Duff, one Ireland’s best footballing exports.

“Kevin certainly has a fairly unusual technical ability. You don’t see many of them anymore, especially in Ireland. That’s why the comparison is made with Duff’s dribbling. If you can use Duff as an example of how to get somewhere, then great.”

Stephen Carr played for Tottenham Hotspur and Birmingham City in the Premier League.