Milan Finally Reach Finish Line in De Ketelaere Deal

After a never-ending negotiation, Milan are about to put their hands on Charles De Ketelaere. The player personally took action to facilitate the move. On top of sitting out the recent matches, he stopped practicing altogether to avoid any risk of injury.

In addition, he has given up part of his future salary to help things out, Calciomercato reports. He lowered it from €2.7M to €2.2M net annually. It is the same move Sandro Tonali made last summer to join on a permanent deal from Brescia.

In the end, Club Brugge accepted a €36M offer for Milan for De Ketelaere, plus a sell-on clause, according to Gianluca Di Marzio. The club is ironing out the final details about the commissions with his agent Tom De Mul. He reached out to his former teammate Zlatan Ibrahimovic to invite him to take the starlet under his wing.

As per SportMediaset, the prodigy renounced some money the Belgian team owed to him to move things along. The paperwork is being finalized, and the attacker will fly to Italy Sunday or Monday for the medicals, La Gazzetta dello Sport relays.

Our Take on Milan Signing De Ketelaere

It took time and patience, but the Rossoneri, which seem to have a penchant for finding tough bargainers and getting into exhausting sagas, will get their man. They had to as well to answer to the acquisitions of their rivals. They needed to open up their wallet, but he will address the biggest hole in their formation.

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