Joe Wainman has claimed that Leeds United have had a bid accepted for Charles De Ketelaere but it is all down to the player on where he ends up.
There have been recent reports that suggest Leeds United are ramping up their interest in Charles De Ketelaere this summer as they attempt to lure him to the Premier League, but the same reports suggest that the Belgian forward is favouring a move to AC Milan.
De Ketelaere was in fine form last season for Club Brugge, in the Jupiler Pro League, he featured 32 times whilst scoring 14 times and chipping in with a further seven assists.
Despite the reports stating that De Ketelaere is favouring a move to AC Milan this summer, Wainman has claimed on the Just Joe Football Show YouTube channel that Club Brugge have accepted an offer from Leeds for the sought-after attacker.
(6;55) “He favours AC Milan currently, we know that Leeds United submitted a bid 10 days ago, we know that bid is there, that verbal bid if you like, we heard about the Raphinha being accepted over the phone, you could argue that Club Brugge have accepted our bid, our verbal bid, I believe it is like 35 million with add ons rising to say potentially 37 million and that’s in Euros, they’re happy to do the deal Club Brugge are of course, but De Ketelaere has given priority to AC Milan,” Wainman said.
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Leeds have recently seen their top scorer last season (Raphinha) leave the club to join Barcelona, so Jesse Marsch will want to bring in a new forward in an attempt to replace the attacking threat that he provided, and with De Ketelaere’s 21-goal involvements in the league last season, he could be a good replacement.
However, if AC Milan match the Whites’ bid for the 21-year-old, then it might be hard to see him favour a move to Elland Road because the Italian giants can offer him Champions League football.