Charles De Ketelaere had a first season to forget at AC Milan and he could leave this summer but remain in Serie A, according to a report.
According to Libero (via MilanLive), Atalanta have not been put off by the poor debut season that De Ketelaere had after his €35m arrival from Club Brugge and are thinking about an attempt to sign him.
Head coach Gian Piero Gasperini is a bid admirer of the Belgian and their plan is to ask Milan for a loan deal perhaps with an option to buy or at least a verbal agreement to discuss a permanent deal.
Atalanta usually play with a 3-4-2-1 as a basic formation, giving great freedom to the two attacking midfielders behind the striker. This could be a better fit for De Ketelaere compared to the 4-2-3-1 where he has not yet really found a role yet.
Gasperini is known for developing young talents too and therefore the 22-year-old would be guaranteed a level of playing time that the Rossoneri might not be able to.