Charles De Ketelaere appeared to be just one step away from Atalanta, with an agreement more in less in place between the player and the club. However, new hefty demands have put the deal at risk, reports claim.
Milan and Atalanta already have an agreement for a €3m paid loan, a €23m buy-out option, €4m in bonuses and a 10% resale clause. However, it’s been more difficult to convince the player to accept the move.
According to Gianluca Di Marzio and Gazzetta Dello Sport (see photo below), De Ketelaere’s entourage presented new hefty demands in yesterday’s meeting with Atalanta. These demands do not concern the upcoming season, but rather in the event of a redemption.
Per the reports, they made a new salary demand and also demanded a high commission for the deal. Atalanta have already made their counter-offer and the coming hours will be decisive to understand if the deal can go ahead.
De Ketelaere was excluded from the game against Monza last night precisely for the negotiations. If it were to collapse, then Milan surely wouldn’t be too happy with the player.