Charles De Ketelaere might be the name that is most repeatedly linked to AC Milan in the media at the moment, and the management believe in his profile.
MilanNews write that Milan have been convinced by the young Belgian after a season with 14 goals and 7 assists in 33 appearances. He performed well as a striker, or false nine type player, where he played most of his games this season. However, he also player on the right and left wing, as the No.10 and as a second striker.
The bottom line is that De Ketelaere has the skillset and the confidence to feel at ease on the field regardless of his role in the attacking department, thanks to his movements, positioning and sense of space.
He has ‘strength, technique, elegance and class’ as per the report and Milan believe themselves to be the ideal place for a player of his talent to develop further, as seen with Theo Hernandez, Tonali, Kalulu and Leao. In an ambitious and protective environment at the same time, with a capable and stimulating coach, he should grow further.
It is no coincidence that Milan have been following him with interest for some time and despite the fact he is 1.92m tall, he possesses a delicate touch of the ball and his speed both running and mentally are impressive too.
In short, De Ketelaere has everything to become a star and Club Brugge know this very well given the very high asking price they have set. Now it is up to Milan to decide whether to pay up and secure one of Europe’s top talents for their ambitious project.