SM: Moncada’s advice to Maldini’s negotiations – Milan ready to invest in De Ketelaere

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan are serious about signing Charles De Ketelaere and he is currently the first choice target to come in and bolster the attack, we can reveal.

As our colleagues at report, the Belgian playmaker was initially pointed out to Paolo Maldini and Ricky Massara by chief scout Goeffrey Moncada, and he could possibly represent perhaps the first expensive signing of the RedBird Capital era.

The Rossoneri have opened a dialogue with Club Brugge and while there is still no official offer from the Serie A champions, they have found out that the Belgian club are open to selling for an amount close to €30m.

A big investment

It is not a cheap operation but it is one that Milan are convinced by especially given that their attempts to sign Nicolò Zaniolo have been met with a €60m asking price from Roma.

Moncada’s judgment aside, De Ketelaere is one of the most interesting young forwards on the European stage as evidenced by the Opta data which notes how he is the first player born since 2000 with at least 15 goals and 15 assists already (in Belgium he totalled 19 goals and 16 assists).

A quality No.10

These are great numbers for a very promising player, at least that’s what Maldini and Massara think given that they are willing to spend almost a third of the budget made available by Gerry Cardinale (around €100m) on the 21-year-old, thus reinforcing the attack with a statement signing.

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    1. 1. CDK is younger than Vlasic.
      2. Their end result (goals and assists) in 2022 are so far apart.
      3. Vlasic is not an automatic starting eleven player in West Ham.
      4. Vlasic signed by West Ham for €30m+9m, and his contract still run until 2026. He won’t come cheap, most likely more than €60m. He doesn’t want to leave, Also West Ham is rich club and doesn’t need to sell.

    2. Vlasic ? 1 goal and 3 assists at West Ham !? WTF would you want him ?

      He might improve in his second season or he might FLOP

    3. 2001 is calling. It wants it’s transfer rumor back. You going to get in your time machine and cancel his move to West Ham where he is already earning 3.5m and playing in Europe next season? Such dumb comments…

    1. Vlasic was the Player of the Year in the Russian league which is why West Ham went after him; but then they didn’t give him a chance and didn’t give him minutes. The Russian league is higher ranked than the Belgian league and he was much more productive in that league than CDK was in Belgium.

      So get your facts straight before you try to compare Vlasic to CDK only looking at one year in Premier League.

  1. Just sign him 30m euro + 5m euro bonus already enough more cheaper than vlasic / nkunku. If leicester get him first ,his price Will be double after 1 years on EPL

  2. Sell Saelemakers and get De Kettelaere.
    I think for around €35 million Brugge will let him go, we absolutely need to invest in a AM for the future. Diaz should get back to Real. Big no to Vlasic, overrated.

  3. This is so milan,im not surprise we’ll ended up with danielle maldini though
    Its like walked into gameshop with all those high end consoles,only to have enough with our genesis

      1. LOL. Don’t worry Jingz, they’ll give 750m and Mbappe, Nunez, Salah, Maradona and Klopp will all arrive. We might even sign Virgil van Dijk and then get Koulibaly for the bench. Definitely winning the CL next season.

  4. Guy seems to be an all star in the making with the right development and environment. It’s him or Zaniolo for my money at AM and right now he is a much better price and doesn’t have 2 major knee surgeries so CDK it is, hope this one goes through.

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