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De Ketelaere undergoes Milan medical

Charles De Ketelaere in action for Brugge. Photo: Kenzo Tribouillard / AFP

Young Belgium striker Charles De Ketelaere was due to complete his transfer to Milan from Brugge on Tuesday, Italian media reported. 

The 21-year-old, who has eight Belgium caps, arrived in Milan on Monday night and was greeted by a few fans.

He began his medical in the morning ahead of signing his contract with the Serie A champions.

De Ketelaere tweeted a tribute to home-town club Brugge, which he joined at the age of seven, on Twitter.

“I want to thank Club Bruges for giving me the opportunity since I was a child to belong to their ranks, for making my dreams come true, for having trained me as a professional player,” he wrote on Monday evening.

Milan reportedly offered 35 million euros ($36 million) including bonuses. 

He is Milan’s third signing of the summer following another Belgian striker, Divock Origi from Liverpool and French midfielder Yacine Adli from Bordeaux.  

But the Serie A champions have lost defensive midfielder Franck Kessie to Barcelona and central defender Alessio Romagnoli to Lazio.

Milan will open their title defence on 13 August at home to Udinese.

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