- Milan is in talks with Club Brugge for the transfers of rising stars Charles De Ketelaere and Noa Lang
- RedBird Capital’s takeover of Milan is expected to see a sizable injection of transfer funds made available this summer
- Milan looking to make several key signings to bolster squad ahead of their return to Champions League football
With RedBird Capital Partners’ takeover of A.C Milan now confirmed, Director’s Paolo Maldini and Ricky Massara are locked in negotiations with Club Brugge for rising Belgium and Dutch star’s Charles De Ketelaere and Noa Lang.
Both players have shone domestically this season as Club Brugge sealed their 18th league title. Scouts have been ever present throughout the campaign with strong European interest registered in both players.
Lang in particular has attracted serious bids from Premier League sides Arsenal and Leeds United previously, and even with three more seasons remaining on his contract at Brugge, a move abroad seems imminent. When asked if he’ll leave Belgium this summer Lang underlined his intentions in a recent interview:
“In my head, yes. You never know what will happen, of course. But it’s really not planned to stay at Club for another year.”
“I could have left last year. But I’m grateful that I stayed one more season. I really learned a lot this year, and now I’m more ready for the next step.“
As for his desired destination the attacker wasn’t giving to much away, he added:
“To a very nice, big club. One that prefers to play in the Champions League. A club that hits the top.“
“Look, I’m 22. Have all the time. I don’t have to go from Club to Real Madrid – that step is an incredible step. Moreover, you get there as a boy from Club.“
“I first want to perform well elsewhere, and then sign like a big boy at the absolute world top. I’m sure I’ll get there anyway. I’m on schedule.“
According to reports in Italy via Gazzetta Dello Sport a package of €22 million is being negotiated for Lang, whilst team-mates De Ketelaere valuation is considered closer to €40 million. The €60 million + double deal would be a significant statement of intent from Milan’s new owners and substantially improve the Rossoneri’s attack moving into the 2022-23 season.