The soap opera around the transfer of Charles De Ketelaere (21) lasted several weeks but finally came to an end. The Belgian attacking midfielder (8 caps, 1 but) leaves Club Brugge, his training club, to join AC Milan, reigning Italian champions. The Rossoneri have paid no less than 32 million euros plus bonus, this check being accompanied by a percentage of 15% on the profit of a future resale.
“AC Milan are delighted to announce the signing of Charles De Ketelaere from Club Brugge. The player has signed a contract until June 30, 2027 and will wear shirt number 90”can we read in the statement of the Lombard club, which recorded its second offensive recruit this summer after the free signing of his compatriot Divock Origi, who arrived free from Liverpool.
Great references to Club Brugge
Aged 21 and endowed with a physique that is impressive to say the least for an attacking midfielder (1m92), Charles De Ketelaere is one of the great hopes of Belgian football. Author of his different age groups within Club Brugge which he joined in 2008 when he was 7 years old, he knew everything with the Gazelles. Triple champion of Belgium (2020, 2021 and 2022), he also discovered Europe.
To his credit, he has 16 appearances in the Champions League for 2 goals and 3 offerings as well as 3 Europa League meetings. Coming out of an accomplished season with 18 goals and 10 offerings in 49 matches for Bruges, Charles De Ketelaere must now confirm on the upper floor. This transfer to AC Milan will therefore have for but to make him pass a course on the side of the reigning Italian champion.
Official statement: Charles De Ketelaere ➡️ https://t.co/VtKTmMciAo
— AC Milan (@acmilan) August 2, 2022