Hindsight is a beautiful thing, and the case of Charles De Ketelaere perfectly subscribes to this. His time at AC Milan was light years away from the player he is currently at Atalanta, and a report has emerged about the figures needed for him to permanently join La Dea.
When the Belgian arrived in Italy, expectations and hopes were high, given the price that was paid for him, and the hype surrounding the player in general. Unfortunately, for both the club and the player, things did not go as hoped, as he ended his debut season with no goals.
However, in Bergamo, he has become a new player, one who has scored 10 goals so far across all competitions, and he is showing the player that it was hoped he could be when he first moved to Italy.
As MilanNews write, though, Milan will not be receiving this player back at the end of his loan spell, given the option to buy in the loan agreement will almost definitely be exercised. However, the Diavolo have no regrets about this.
His initial loan fee was around €3million, with the option to buy standing at €23m – there is a further €4m in bonuses tied into the deal. The Rossoneri will have an interest in his future, though, and hope his development continues, given they have a sell-on clause of 10% in the deal.