Belgian journalist labels Milan target as ‘the next De Bruyne’ and provides key update

By Isak Möller -

Charles De Ketelaere has been heavily linked with a move to AC Milan over the last week or so and it seems he’s the primary target this summer. The interest is indeed concrete and he’s a quality player, as confirmed by a journalist. 

The 21-year-old, who plays as an attacking midfielder for Club Brugge, scored 18 goals and assisted an additional 10 this past season. Paolo Maldini and Ricky Massara believe he would be the perfect man for Milan’s No.10 role.

In an interview with PianetaMilan, Belgian journalist Alexandre Braeckman (RTL Sport) was asked about Milan’s interest in De Ketelaere as well as his teammate Noa Lang. He confirmed that the former is more likely to join than the latter.

Among the possible signings, Milan are also thinking about Noa Lang and De Ketelaere: what are the chances of seeing them with the Rossoneri?

“As for Lang, we still have to wait. He’s an option but not yet a goal, Milan haven’t decided to close yet because they are trying to sign De Ketelaere. For him, the situation is different, as Leicester started talking to him a month ago. But the Champions League can make a big difference, so Milan have a slight advantage right now.

“A first offer for De Ketelaere has arrived, around €30m plus bonuses. We’ll see what happens. De Ketelaere is more likely to join Milan than Lang at the moment. To be honest with you, I think De Ketelaere could become the next De Bruyne. His vision of the game is brilliant, he’s fast, technically interesting, and he can score quite easily.

“De Bruyne takes care of him in the national team, I think he knows what he can do. De Ketelaere is a truly incredible talent, a smart guy, and also very professional. He has the mindset and the skills to become a world-class player. Milan would be a big step forward for him,” he concluded.

De Ketelaere can also play as a right-winger and a centre-forward, so it’s not exactly surprising that the Rossoneri are very interested. It remains to be seen what the outcome of the negotiations will be, but it would indeed be an interesting signing.

Tags AC Milan Charles De Ketelaere Club Brugge


  1. My friend is a professional club scout for the region of Belgium and Netherlands and he told me about him 4 years ago. Exactly this, he is the new De Bruyne.

  2. I’m tired of reading stories of d players Milan wish to sign. Let’s do d necessary deals n get on with it. Botman, De Ketelaere, Noa Lang- let’s start bringing them in. Time waits for noone. Scavengers are lurking

    1. Elliott is actually better because they have more money, they can actually use their money for the club. Redbird already agreed on a possible future loan to cover loses, because they don’t really have money. Probably about 40-50% of the purchase amount will come from loans and any future money will be a loan, with interest that Milan will pay. I told everyone we don’t want US owners but people don’t understand what happens.

  3. We do NOT have the $$ for CDK lol. And there are some dip$hits on this chat that said it was better to have Redbird as owners over Investcorp. LMAO. Those were the same losers on this chat that said Leao was lazy and should be sold for 30m! What a fkn disaster. M&M not going to sign; Sanches off to PSG; Botman to Newcastle; Bremer to Tottenham; Zaniolo staying put; CDK out of reach $$$ LOL. Redbird have ZERO intention of spending $$ IMO – otherwise M&M would have signed weeks ago – but they probably know they will not be given the budget they thought they would in order to continue to build this team and make next leap towards CL. And that should worry all fans. Not good at all.

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