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The Belgian nugget of FC Bruges, Charles De Ketelaere, 21, has signed a five-year contract with AC Milan, the reigning Italian champion club announced on Tuesday.

« The footballer has signed a contract until June 30, 2027 and will wear shirt number 90, » AC Milan announced on its website.

The young international of the « Red Devils » (8 selections, 1 goal) had landed in the night from Monday to Tuesday in Milan, welcomed by some supporters, before undergoing in the morning the medical examination prior to the signing of the contract.

De Ketelaere wowed last season in the Champions League in the jersey of the Belgian club, pushing AC Milan to offer some 35 million euros (bonus included) to attract him to Serie A, according to figures quoted by the press .

He greeted FC Bruges, his training club, on Monday evening in a message on Twitter: « I want to thank FC Bruges for giving me the opportunity, since I was a child, to realize my dreams », he had writing.

With his technique and speed, he seems to have the profile to play in a No 10 role, behind Olivier Giroud, or even occupy the right wing of the Rossoneri attack.

Author of a goal against Italy by Gianluigi Donnarumma with Belgium (1-2) in the League of Nations last October in Turin, he is also part of the current recruitment policy for the champions of Italy, who have returned to the top. relying in particular on young players with high development potential.

After the arrivals of his compatriot Divock Origi (ex-Liverpool) and the French Yacine Adli (ex-Bordeaux), De Ketelaere will be the third reinforcement of weight for the Milanese, also in search of a defensive midfielder to compensate for the departure of Franck Kessié (FC Barcelona), and a central defender to replace Alessio Romagnoli, who left for Lazio Rome.

AC Milan will open the 2022/23 Serie A season on August 13 with the reception of Udinese.

This article has been published automatically. Sources: ats / afp

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