Official: De Ketelaere joins Milan from Club Brugge on a five-year deal

Charles De Ketelaere officially at Milan. (

Charles De Ketelaere is a Milan player after signing the contract today.

A month of negotiations, talks, delays, drama, highs and lows, came to an end today when 21-year-old De Ketelaere put pen to paper at Casa Milan to officially become a new player of the Rossoneri.

The statement on the website of the Rossoneri reads: “Milan is delighted to announce the signing of Charles De Ketelaere from Club Brugge FC.

“The player has signed a contract until 30 June 2027 and will wear the number 90 jersey. Born in Bruges on 10 March 2001, Charles grew up in the Club Bruges Youth Sector before making his debut for the club in 2019. Since then he has made 120 appearances and scored 25 goals, winning the Belgian League three times and Super Cup twice. In November 2020, he made his debut for the Belgian national team and has since played for them eight times and scored once.”

Charles De Ketelaere with Paolo Maldini, Ivan Gazidis and Frederic Massara at Casa Milan on August 2, 2022. (

After a very long and difficult negotiation, Milan agreed to pay Brugge €32m + €3m of bonuses + 12.5% of a future resale (for a sum over €32m). Last night De Ketelaere, accompanied by his girlfriend Jozefien Van de Velde and his mother and agents, got on a plane to Milano and today he underwent the medical check-ups at La Madonnina and was at Casa Milan for a tour at the museum and of course to sign the long-term contract with the seven-times Champions League winners.

De Ketelaere will tomorrow be at Milanello for his first training session under Stefano Pioli. The Coach will find an exciting forward who can play anywhere in attack and give quality and quantity.

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now, vice-Kessie and N’Dicka please. and if we have time maybe sell Messias and Ballo-Toure and get Zieych and Parisi instead, also doable in january for the latter 2.

Coach Seedorf

Sell Messias for what????? Are you seeing his current form? If Messias continues like this, CDK will battle for the ACM position as RW will be locked. Our starter there will be between cdk and Adli. The advantage cdk Hass is that he scores more goals compared to Adli. Adli is a pass master I.e a Rui Costa who creates but hardly scores

Calm down

Lol well Messias won’t continue the pre season form. We’ve seen enough of him last season. So I agree to accept any decent offers. He won’t improve at 31 and his current standard is not good enough for the top level. Ziyech is much better than any RW/AM we’ve. Get him.

Welcome home CDK!


Send Diaz back. He is useless


Considering they have no more budget to strengthen or get a decent cover up front, that’s highly unlikely.


Welcome Prince Charles… Finally


A masterful deal for such a magnificent talent…slowly but surely a championship team is being built…


Until Leao and Bennacer decide not to renew and leave on bosman.


Your not wrong Ted. Cant keep replacing important players every year and expect to improve


There is no way Leao leaves Milan. He is the future of the team. I know why you are saying it. We have lost 2 important players to Bosman transfers. If this management let Leao go though the pitchforks would be out. No one even cares about Donnarumma anymore. lol


benvenuto il principe. special thanks to maldini who told him milan’s interested way back in july 2021 and CDK’s mom who started looking for a house in milan even before they struck deal with brugge. those 2 created sense of urgency which helped smoothen the negotiations. regarding messias, i love how the uninitiated keep amusing us with their usual baseless nonsense like “sell leao”, “sell giroud”, “sell ibra”, “sell paquelme” and now “sell messias”. guy scored 6 goals in half season last season and we all know how desperately milan need goalscoring rw to balance out their left side’s explosiveness.… Read more »


There will be some time before players have settled well and we can firm up their best position.
At this stage i think Pioli likes an Adli type player at CAM so if his form carries into serie a, cdk will prob be tried on rw or as striker(where he played most of last season and got plenty of goals).

I think most likely attack formation will be either

Giroud/Origi (if fit)
Leao Adli. CDK


Leao. Adli. Messias(zyiech)


Whatever happens Cdk will need time, hes only 21 and coming from Belgian league. Hes an investment for the future and we cant expect him to work miracles. Just consider Leao and Tonali.
Best of luck to the young fella!


I think CDK is going to surprise a lot of people this year. He is VERY mature for his age and he played in the top flight of Belgium. He has more champions league experience than most of the team had last year at 21 years old. I think he will need time, but not as much as you think. Also. Milan is going to be signing Tomasso Mancini who is going to be a STAR in this league. Imagine if Baggio and Ibrahimovic had a baby. That is how this kid plays. Its crazy. Leao needed time to figure… Read more »


CDK had his first assist in training today. On day 1.

This kid is going to be special.