Official: De Ketelaere leaves Milan and joins Atalanta on a permanent basis

Charles De Ketelaere with the UEFA Europa League trophy after Atalanta-Torino at Gewiss Stadium on May 26, 2024. (Photo by Marco Luzzani/Getty Images)

Charles De Ketelaere is officially no longer part of Milan as Atalanta have bought him out.

After a disappointing debut season with the Rossoneri in 2022/23, CDK moved to Atalanta on loan with option to buy.

The Belgian was brought back to life by Gian Piero Gasperini, had a very good year in which he helped Atalanta finish 4th, and also win the Europa League, beating Bayer Leverkusen 3-0 in the final.

Today, Atalanta and Milan made it official that De Ketelaere will remain at La Dea:

“Milan can confirm that Charles De Ketelaere has joined Atalanta BC on a permanent basis,” a statement reads on the Diavolo website. “The Club would like to wish Charles all the best in his personal and professional life.”

In total, the Rossoneri get from the deal: €3m for the one-year loan, €22m for the buy-out and 10% of a future resale.

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So let’s use this money to wrap up zirkzee first