AC Milan have finally reached an agreement with Club Brugge for Belgian starlet Charles De Ketelaere, according to Fabrizio Romano. The Rossoneri agreed to personal terms with the player weeks ago, but negotiations with the Belgian side took quite some time.
De Ketelaere wanted the move to Milan and will sign a contract until 2027.
Charles de Ketelaere to AC Milan, here we go! Full agreement set to be completed with Club Brugge, after personal terms agreed weeks ago – just waiting to get the deal signed this weekend. 🚨🔴⚫️ #ACMilan
Charles only wanted Milan move as priority – he’s gonna sign until 2027. pic.twitter.com/DTFOSdUFri
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) July 29, 2022
AC Milan Have Reached an Agreement for Charles De Ketelaere
Strong Youth Core
De Ketelaere adds to Milan’s strong youth core. The future is quite bright looking at the current team, especially just the talent that is under 25 years old.
In the defence, this includes Theo Hernandez, Fikayo Tomori, and Pierre Kalulu. The midfield includes Sandro Tonali, Ismael Bennacer, Yacine Adli, and Tommaso Pobega.
Finally, the attack includes Rafael Leao. The Portuguese winger looks to be Milan’s most exciting young talent since Gianluigi Donnarumma, who of course is now at Paris Saint-Germain. De Ketelaere, however, adds to the youthful riches up front.
— Milan Posts 🏆🇮🇹 (@MilanPosts) July 29, 2022
The Belgian scored 14 goals and provided seven assists last season in the Jupiler League. These are exciting numbers for a 21-year-old. He’ll likely find his way into the starting line-up at some point due to his versatility, as he can play both as a striker and as an attacking midfielder. Milan’s striking core at the moment includes Olivier Giroud and Divock Origi. The attacking midfielder is Brahim Diaz, although he didn’t perform well last season. It would come as no surprise to eventually see De Ketelaere replace Diaz, especially since Diaz is at Milan on loan.