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AC Milan sign Belgium international Charles De Ketelaere

Serie A champions Milan have added exciting Belgian forward Charles De Ketelaere from Club Brugge ahead of the new season.

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MILAN, ITALY - AUGUST 02: AC Milan new signing Charles De Ketelaere poses for a photo at Casa Milan on August 02, 2022 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by AC Milan/AC Milan via Getty Images)
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AC Milan have announced the signing of promising attacker Charles De Ketelaere from Club Brugge.

The 21-year-old Belgium international has signed a five-year deal with the Serie A champions and joins for a reported fee of €36million.

Belgium international

De Ketelaere – who scored 18 goals in all competitions last season and has won eight senior caps for Belgium since his 2020 debut – had also been strongly linked with Premier League side Leeds United.

At 19 years and 224 days old in October 2020, he became the second-youngest Belgian to score in the Champions League (behind Anthony Vanden Borre) when he netted for Brugge against Zenit St Petersburg.

De Ketelaere will wear the number 90 shirt, and joins fellow new arrivals at San Siro Divock Origi, Alessandro Florenzi and Junior Messias, with the latter two making their loan moves from last season permanent.

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