Talks Between Atalanta and Milan Outcast Hit a Snag

Atalanta came to terms with Milan regarding the terms to bring in Charles De Ketelaere, but the talks with his camp have been more challenging than anticipated. The deal has hit a snag and La Dea could walk away from it if an agreement isn’t reached soon, La Gazzetta dello Sport informs.

In particular, the agents of the Belgian midfielder asked for higher wages should the Bergamaschi buy out the player at the end of next season. He currently makes €2.7M per season. Moreover, their commissions are sizeable.

The deal isn’t off completely off just yet. Atalanta countered the demands from the De Ketelaere camp. They want to make the call one way or the other sooner rather than later. They might take the hiccup as a sign that the starlet isn’t so keen on transferring.

The negotiation has entered key hours to determine whether the signing will go through or not. The Orobici only want to add players that buy in completely. They targeted the 22-year-old to add more technique to their frontline. They haven’t had somebody like him since Josip Ilicic and Alejandro Gomez fell out of favor and left.

Our Take on Atalanta and De Ketelaere

His representative shouldn’t push things too much because they are dealing with hard and confident bargainers. If the execs of the Nerazzurri catch a whiff of doubt, they’ll swiftly leave the table.

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