Charles De Ketelaere’s adventure at AC Milan could come to an end this summer, as the Rossoneri club has decided to put him up for sale. Arrived from Bruges last summer, the Belgian midfielder failed to have the expected performance in his first season in Italy, which has led Milan to look for a way out for him.
AC Milan is known for being one of the most active teams on the transfer market, and this season has been no exception. With the new sports management led by Geoffrey Moncada and Antonio D’Ottavio, the club has been working on rebuilding the team after the departure of Paolo Maldini and Frederic Massara.
AC Milan puts Charles De Ketelaere up for sale: This is his price
Milan have made seven signings so far, including prominent names such as Samu Chukwueze, Christian Pulisic and Tijjani Reijnders, the latter a previous FC Barcelona target. In addition, the club is about to finalize the signing of Yunus Musah from Valencia for 20 million euros.
However, as Milan bolsters with new faces, they are also looking to get rid of some players who have not lived up to expectations. Among them is Charles DeKetelaerewho came to the club for more than 35 million euros from Bruges.
Despite his cost, De Ketelaere failed to make a significant impact in his first season with Milan, registering just one assist in 40 games. Due to this, the club have decided to put the midfielder on the transfer market.
Several teams, including RC Lens, Aston Villa and RB Leipzig, have shown interest in De Ketelaere. However, the club that has shown the greatest interest is PSV Eindhoven. Although the Dutch are interested in the player, they only want to get him through a loan.
AC Milan, on the other hand, are looking for a permanent transfer for De Ketelaere and have set a price of 28 million euros for the player. The club is determined to recover a significant part of what they invested in him last year and hopes to find a buyer who is willing to meet his demands.
The future of Charles De Ketelaere is up in the air, and everything will depend on whether any club is willing to comply with AC Milan’s financial demands. Meanwhile, the rossonero club continues working on its reconstruction and on the search for new reinforcements for the next season.