SMTV: The Belgian Swiss Army Knife – Charles De Ketelaere is coming to AC Milan!

By Isak Möller -

Finally, we have a new signing to look forward to! It has been a long wait with the fans’ patience tested but Maldini and Massara have managed to get the job done in bringing Charles De Ketelaere to Milan.

With all the time taken for the deal to happen, Stefano has managed to do research about the Belgian player to break down his main attributes and what he can bring to our side. Enjoy the video, and as always tell us your thoughts in the comments below 👇

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  1. Nice analysis. I think he could have supported each point with a reference video although I understand the tedium of doing that. I just feel it’d have made it more interesting to watch although it was good to watch anyway.

  2. A little correction: he is still 21 years old, not 22, he will only turn 22 next year

    Nb: as he was born before 1 January 2002, he is still considered as U21 for the season so he can be registered using B list. As such he won’t worsen the existing non-homegrown over limit issue.

  3. Spot on, mate. What is really important from Pioli’s football last season was the ability of getting the ball back fast and force opponents to make turnover. The problem is Milan hv players who can win the ball back but has no idea how to turn it into the end product.
    CDK has the total package.
    So it will be interisting how he can bring our strategy into the next level when he gel into the team the team.
    Him and Adli will give us a massive hand both in the offense and defense department.
    With their ability, our counter attack will be dangerous as with their intelligence and technique, they can win the ball back and distribute it quickly.
    On the other hands, their flair, creativity, long shots, and ability to get pass their opponent will take us to the next level when we face defensive minded opponent. Last year we had so many draws because our inability to break these kind of opponents.

    Forzan Milan

    1. agree, Rebic is very good at this as well, not allowing opposition defense to advance ball quickly on counter attack, this seems to be the new strategy with many teams. Hopefully we will get to see him in last preseason game. Interested to see lineup for Sunday….Forza Rossoneri

  4. The analogy could not be better. CDK is indeed the type of player that perfectly summarizes the most important virtues of a modern attacking midfielder: he is creative, fast, versatile, intelligent.

    We are already a very well organized team by Mr. Pioli, capable of executing with exemplary tactical discipline the four fundamental phases of the game: offensive organization, offensive transition, defensive organization, defensive transition, and also set-pieces, assists, etc. However, we lacked that fundamental creative spark in creating attacking plays through the middle, that touch of unpredictability that disarms the opponent, dismantles tactical schemes and defenses (with Rafael Leão we already had that in spades, of course, but on the flanks). With the signing of Adli and CDK, we now have the missing pieces of this puzzle.

    Anyway: auspicious times are looming on the horizon, my friends.

  5. welcome charles to milan thanks maldini and massara he is a dream boy make us proud milan persempre

  6. Good signing for us and plsss get Ziyech a proper and experience RW plus Tanganga he has Tomori and Kalulu speed and strong but I fear his injuries although I think we will probably be playing Leao-Adli-CDK a DM midfielder needed too but if we can’t afford it let’s keep Bakayoko hoping he will redeem himself plus we have a compose Krunic

  7. Finally with Adli and CDK we will have a better atacking midfield. Pioli last year didnt had many to chose so we saw Diaz and Saelemekers played bad and replace with Kessie and Messias.

  8. I think CDK is better in the middle as an AMF? Adli at this point will not be a substitute, i have my reservatios about paying CDK in any other position. maybe Leao-CDK-New signing. then Adli/Ben-Tonali as the double pivots.

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