After days of uncertainty, Charles De Ketelaere is finally gearing up to join his new club Atalanta with a deal now agreed for the Belgian.
According to Calciomercato.com, there has been a rapprochement between Atalanta and the entourage of De Ketelaere. In recent days the negotiation had suffered a major slowdown because of the requests for commissions and salary, but things have been resolved.
An agreement was reached with Milan by Atalanta some time ago on the basis of a €3m paid loan with a €23m option to buy and €4m in potential bonuses. If it were to become permanent, the Rossoneri would avoid the risk of a capital loss on the accounts.
La Dea have managed to overcome the requests of De Ketelaere through his agents, who wanted high commissions and a pay rise if the loan were to become permanent.
Atalanta also beat PSV Eindhoven and RC Lens to his signature, something Gian Piero Gasperini is happy about as he spoke after their draw against Juventus in Cesena yesterday.
“I’m very happy about De Ketelaere if he comes. He’s a player I really like, if the conditions are right I’d be happy,” he said.