Charles De Ketelaere is expected to leave AC Milan this summer and complete a loan move to Atalanta. The clubs have reached an agreement for a season-long loan with an option to buy, but there could also be another clause.
De Ketelaere had a disappointing first season with the Rossoneri and after receiving zero outright offers for the player, Milan decided to evaluate a loan move. Atalanta came forward and the clubs have now reached an agreement for a paid loan with an option to buy.
Per Daniele Longo, the loan will cost Atalanta €3m and the buy-out clause will be set at €23m. MilanNews have added that there won’t be any buy-back clause but Milan could potentially add a future resale percentage clause.
Atalanta will cover De Ketelaere’s salary of €2.2m net, which will certainly minimise the damage for the Rossoneri a bit. Next year, the Belgian’s value on the books will be around €21m and Milan would thus make a small capital gain from his potential sale.