Inter Milan continue to monitor Royal Antwerp striker George Ilenikhena, but the strong competition could splash them out of the water.

The 17-year-old is a youth product of French club Amiens. He made the move to Belgium last summer, with Antwerp splashing 6 million euros for his services.

The teenager has proven to be a great coup on the Belgian club’s side. He has thus far contributed with 14 goals and one assist in 46 appearances across all competitions.

The Frenchman’s exploits have attracted the interest of the Nerazzurri, explains La Gazzetta dello Sport via FcInterNews.

The source mentions how the club’s sporting director Piero Ausilio suggested that Inter could add a youngster to Simone Inzaghi’s ranks as a fifth striker rather than signing a more prominent profile.

The Serie A champions already have an agreement with Mehdi Taremi. The Iranian bomber will sign for the club in July as a free agent when his contract with Porto expires.

The 31-year-old will join an attacking department that already hosts Lautaro Martinez, Marcus Thuram and Marko Arnautovic. On the other hand, Alexis Sanchez is heading towards the exit door with his contract expiring at the end of the season.

Therefore, Ilenikhena could be a profile that suits the role.

Inter Milan Could Face Strong Competition For Royal Antwerp Teenager George Ilenikhena

However, the pink newspaper warns of stern competition from other suitors. The source believes the Nerazzurri aren’t willing to embroil in a bidding war.

The 17-year-old primarily plays as a centre-forward. He holds French and Nigerian passports.

The left-footed striker has a contract with Antwerp valid until June 2027.