15 July 2024

CAIRATE, ITALY - MAY 14: Charles De Ketelaere of AC Milan attends an AC Milan training session at Milanello on May 14, 2023 in Cairate, Italy. (Photo by Pier Marco Tacca/AC Milan via Getty Images)

JUST IN;ASTON VILLA JUST £31M AWAY FROM AGREEING FEE FOR LEED UNITED STAR .

CAIRATE, ITALY – MAY 14: Charles De Ketelaere of AC Milan attends an AC Milan training session at Milanello on May 14, 2023 in Cairate, Italy. (Photo by Pier Marco Tacca/AC Milan via Getty Images)

Aston Villa have failed with an opening bid of £21.5million for Leeds united forward Charles De Ketelaereisfit Charles De Ketelaere could end up in the Premier League after Aston Villa registered their interest.That is according to Gazzetta dello Sport, who claim that Villa have come forward with a €25million (£21.5million) bid.

Leed have rejected that proposal as they instead seek a deal worth around €30million (£25.6million).

 

The report claims that an agreement can be found soon with Villa seemingly not backing away.

CAIRATE, ITALY – MAY 14: Charles De Ketelaere of AC Milan attends an AC Milan training session at Milanello on May 14, 2023 in Cairate, Italy. (Photo by Pier Marco Tacca/AC Milan via Getty Images)

 

Villa are just over £4million away from a deal, which isn’t a huge gap to bridge for Unai Emery’s side.

Charles De Ketelaere struggled last season

De Ketelaere was a hot property on the transfer market last summer.

 

The Belgian had excelled for Club Brugge, racking up 18 goals and 10 assists in the 2021-22 season.

 

AC Milan pounced and thought they had landed a star – but his debut season at the San Siro was difficult.

De Ketelaere starts just nine Serie A games and made 23 substitute appearances, failing to score a single league goal.

 

The 22-year-old was a top talent before his big move, shining wherever he played for Club Brugge; central midfield, attacking midfield, out wide, up front – it didn’t matter, De Ketelaere excelled.

 

Joining Milan seemed to dent De Ketelaere’s confidence and the Italian giants are already prepared to cash in – with Villa potentially benefiting.

Leeds United missed out on De Ketelaere

Leeds were desperate to sign De Ketelaere at the end of the 2021-22 season.

 

The Athletic reported that Leeds were making their move whilst Fabrizio Romano claimed that the Whites offered a deal worth £30million.

 

De Ketelaere chose Milan and the deal really didn’t work out.

 

Fast forward a year and De Ketelaere seemingly has another chance to play in the Premier League.

 

Villa should be very appealing to him; they are making huge strides under Unai Emery and will have Europa Conference League football this coming season.

 

Villa are more appealing right now than Leeds were this time last year and the move to England may finally be the best decision for him.

 

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