Report: Milan had an eye on De Ketelaere in 2021 before Maldini secured agreement

By Euan Burns -

AC Milan have been plotting a move for Charles De Ketelaere since August 2021 and it was Paolo Maldini who convinced the player to wait, a report claims.

As has been reported by HLN in Belgium (via Milan News), former Milan player and current scout Dario Simic was the first person to point the young Belgian out to the Milan hierarchy.

The first contact between the player and Milan took place in August 2021. They were not the only ones though. Paris Saint Germain were also interested and sent scouts to a lot of his games.

Milan continued to watch him for a few months and became more convinced that he had enough quality to make a move for at some point in the near future.

Paolo Maldini then intervened and basically asked the player to wait for Milan to make an approach for him. That is what he did and that is why he had no interest in Leeds United.

Tags AC Milan Charles De Ketelaere Club Brugge Paolo Maldini


  1. This dude is highly overrated….it is funny we got Adli for 10m and got this dude for 35m.

    Put Adli in clubbrugge in one season, emhe will be worth 60m, got watch both highlights, not minding CDK plays in a weaker league. Adli is far better both in speed, dribbling and composture

    1. Shut up bro, or support another team just spreading negativity about De Ketelaere in every message, why don’t you create a De Ketelaere hate website at this point you mug

      1. I’m guessing Kossy you just must know so much more than all the scouts, moncada, Massara and Maldini combined, at this point why don’t you apply for sporting director man!

    2. Why bother, they can play together . Adili as AMF & CDK as RW. See the data in heat map CDK play ,he is deploy as ST but heat map show he like to move to right flank

  2. You know already better than M&M 🙄
    Chill your tits.
    Always these complaining people.
    Shut it and support the team. Stop the bs.

    1. But he watched their highlights.
      The highlight watching experts know more than scouts, directors and one of the best footballers of all time, who probably watched CDK many times in person

  3. Milan actually already follow him not just since 2021 but since 2020. If you look at old tweet in twitter, there were already tweet from 2020 reporting that Milan monitoring him.

  4. People on this comments section are so toxic. Can’t even respect the guy’s opinion. If he thinks CDK is overrated that’s his opinion. He may we be. You never know how well or bad a new signing can turn out

    That being said, if we were really interested we should have done a sign-and-loan back or secure a first option or something. All this is now fluff tbh

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