Atalanta and Milan Agree to Terms of De Ketelaere Deal

Atalanta came out in the open for Charles De Ketelaere and concurred on the parameters to sign him with Milan. They must now convince the player to join, as he isn’t so eager to leave, La Gazzetta dello Sport informs.

The talks between the two teams ramped up in the last three days. La Dea would bring him in on loan with an initial €6M fee plus an option to buy. There aren’t sound alternatives because no suitor proposed a permanent acquisition. Per their policy, the Bergamaschi demand a clause to purchase the player and don’t want the Rossoneri to be able to counter.

De Ketelaere will discuss the move to Atalanta with his agents. His wages would stay the same, so it’s a matter of motivation. The Nerazzurri have been after him for multiple years, but they could not strike a deal with Club Brugge in the past.

The Orobici first tried in 2020 but ended up signing Aleksej Miranchuk instead. Afterward, the prodigy blossomed and reached a valuation they couldn’t match. His first poor campaign in Italy offers them the opportunity to make a bargain.

Our Take on Atalanta and De Ketelaere

The tactical fit in 3-4-2-1 would be tremendous. However, while Gian Piero Gasperini has worked his magic with lesser players, the Belgian might not have the intensity and pace to hang with his tactics.

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