Agent reveals Milan beat ‘top European clubs’ to De Ketelaere and Leao had ‘several requests’

By Oliver Fisher -

Charles De Ketelaere attracted the interest of several top European clubs before signing for AC Milan, an agent has revealed.

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Market agent Jano La Ferla spoke to MilanNews about the 2022-23 season and the business that Milan have done.

What market have Milan had so far?

“It is now a market in which we get out of the costs of a few years ago and take advantage of the cast-offs of the other teams until the last market day. De Ketelaere is a player who has so far impressed abroad and has attracted the attention of the top European clubs, not just Milan.”

Some have compared him to Kakà…

“He was the last player in the Italian league to win the Ballon d’Or and whoever said this is certainly unbalanced a little too much. The player, however, has excellent potential and you have to see the impact in the Italian league.”

What do you think of Adli?

“It was a good signing. He had a very important pre-season, but the real signings remain two: the confirmations of Leao, who had several requests, and that of Tonali, about which there were no big doubts.”

In midfield Milan lost Kessie, who has not yet been replaced…

“Milan are betting on Tonali’s important season, who last year was one of Milan’s pillars for the Scudetto victory. Tonali and Leao’s confirmations are as if they were two important signings, including that of Bennacer.

“The club is always vigilant about possible market opportunities and Onyedika could be a great shot. Milan won the Scudetto not thanks to the stars, but they won it day after day thanks to the group. Despite the general skepticism, the Rossoneri were a team and with the group they filled that gap that led them to win the title.”

With Ibra’s injury that will keep him out until January, should Milan focus on Lazetic?

“I got to see him and he can be an important acquisition. The arrival in January has allowed the boy to settle in these six months. With Ibrahimovic’s return in January he will certainly be able to go on loan. Another player he needs. Another loan is Nasti: he has power, shooting, heading, tactically astute… his preseason in Cosenza went well and he too may have space in the future.”

Who is the favourite for the Scudetto?

“I see Milan, Inter and Juventus on the same level, with Roma a little behind. The team that I believe can not repeat the last season is Napoli.”

Tags AC Milan Charles De Ketelaere Marko Lazetic Rafael Leao Sandro Tonali Yacine Adli
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