Club Brugge coach remains defiant on De Ketelaere: “For me he is still part of the team”

By Oliver Fisher -

Club Brugge head coach Carl Hoefkens has insisted that he still considers Charles De Ketelaere to be part of his plans ahead of their season opening game this weekend.

Milan have been repeatedly linked with a move for the 21-year-old attacking midfielder over the past few weeks, with numerous sources suggesting that the Rossoneri management are getting close to striking a deal that would be in excess of €30m for one of Belgium’s most promising talents.

Brugge attacking midfielder Hans Vanaken believes that his team-mate De Ketelaere has what it takes to make the move to Milan, and jokes about Paolo Maldini’s visit to the country and the possibility of facing off against the Belgian in the Champions League.

Hoefkens spoke to the media ahead of Brugge’s first game of the season against KRC Genk on Sunday and he was asked about the future of De Ketelaere, with his comments relayed by

“For me he is still part of the team, he is available on Sunday. It is certainly not an easy moment for him, he has not never experienced anything like it,” he said.

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  1. Just give them another few millions for god sake! and wrap him up to milanello. This soap-opera transfer saga never be a good thing for the whole team preps.

    1. Exactly man, we are hesitant to give them the extra 3 mil and then they go wondering how we are wasting so much time

      1. Maybe they dont trust such time is money. So they’re just waiting the outcome. Tight player
        signing budget but they surely want outstanding result nevertheless.

  2. Just make the deadline..
    He ia good, but wasting times just for his transfer will only blunder the management. There are still many player out there with similar skill. We already started late. The most important thing for milan now is RW, get ziyech or delefoue will be enough . Adli/diaz can fill Amc/amf spot, while pobega for cashie position. Atleast there will be no problem with atarting eleven. Forza!

  3. Don’t worry coach he will still be part of your team LOL. Deadline came and went. Drawing a “Line in the sand” backfired again. Start all over trying to find players. TY Red$hit and Ellifuk for your constant support.

  4. If we dont raise 3m euro our offer and still insist like we do vlasic,simakan,faivre then say goodbye to CDK. Leeds can easily bid 40 m euro while brugge only ask 35m euro

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