Charles De Ketelaere has decided to accept the loan offer of Atalanta, according to a report. The Belgian will thus leave AC Milan, albeit initially on a temporary basis, after just one year at the club.
The 22-year-old struggled in his first season with the Rossoneri, bagging just one assist in 40 appearances. Milan had been open to a sale ever since the start of the summer but eventually had to consider a loan offer, given the lack of outright ones.
As reported by Daniele Longo, De Ketelaere has now said yes to the offer of Atalanta, who will pay €3m to Milan for the loan. They will also cover the player’s entire salary this season (€2.9m gross), while there will also be a buy-out set at €23m. The final details will be sorted today, such as scheduling the medical tests for the coming days.
Milan will also be entitled to 10% of a future resale, which is an important clause for the Rossoneri. We discussed the figures of the deal and explained exactly what they mean for Milan in our latest Substack bonus (try seven days completely for free).