CEO confirms Leeds United made club-record bid for playmaker - Football Roof

CEO confirms Leeds United made club-record bid for playmaker

Membership Brugge CEO Vincent Mannaert has revealed that Leeds United have been prepared to interrupt their switch report to signal Charles De Ketelaere this summer time.

The 21-year-old was closely linked with a transfer to Elland Highway throughout the newest switch window because the Premier League membership battled it out with AC Milan for the Belgian star’s signature.

Milan gained out ultimately and signed De Ketelaere for £27m at the beginning of final month, however Brugge CEO Mannaert has revealed that Leeds provided more cash for the teenager.

De Ketelaere joined AC Milan this summer time

Based on Mannaert, Leeds tabled a club-record £34m bid to signal the gifted teenager and have been keen to extend that supply, however the 21-year-old had his coronary heart set on AC Milan.

The Brugge CEO informed the MID MID Podcast, as relayed by Voetbalkrant: “Leeds United provided €40m (£34m) for Charles.

“It’s not that De Ketelaere was not , however at the moment his choice was for AC Milan. I by no means actually thought we wouldn’t come to an settlement (with Milan). Ultimately, it turned out that we received out comparatively rapidly.

“At such moments, there are merely three events. Charles understood that Milan initially provided too little. Leeds have been keen to pay extra, however we additionally revered the selection of our participant.”

De Ketelaere would have been a superb signing for Jesse Marsch however sadly for the American coach, it was not meant to be.


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