Charles De Ketelaere is just one step away from joining Atalanta, according to a report. The attacking midfielder has been linked with several clubs this summer but it seems a decision has been made.
De Ketelaere didn’t have a successful first season with Milan and as a result, the Rossoneri opened up to a sale already at the beginning of the summer. Following the sale of Rasmus Hojlund to Man Utd, Atalanta entered the race.
According to Daniele Longo, contacts between Milan and Atalanta took place earlier and were decisive in accelerating the negotiations. The formula of the operation will be a loan, most likely with an option to buy although the journalist didn’t mention that.
MilanNews reported earlier this evening that it should be a paid loan with an option to buy, while Atalanta also will have to pay the player’s entire salary. It remains to be seen what the exact figures will be, but the negotiations are clearly moving forward at great speed.
After featuring in the first two games of the USA tour, De Ketelaere didn’t play against Barcelona on Wednesday morning and that is perhaps an indication of his future.