“They offered 40 million euros”

“They offered 40 million euros”
“They offered 40 million euros”

CEO Vincent Mannaert has been doing very good work at Club Brugge for years. Together with Bart Verhaeghe, he made Club the number one in Belgium. The people of Bruges are breaking all records again this summer.

Club Brugge has invested more than 50 million euros in new players this summer and with Charles De Ketelaere it realized the most expensive outgoing transfer ever in the Jupiler Pro League. Blauw-Zwart received 35 million euros from AC Milan. However, that could have been a lot more. “It is true that Leeds United have offered 40 million euros and Charles was interested. But when AC Milan became concrete, he preferred them. Or I thought that the negotiations with AC Milan would ever break down? No,” said Mannaert in the podcast Mid Mid.


De Ketelaere will always play at AC Milan for the time being, but he is not yet an indisputable owner. There is a chance that he will start in the starting line-up in the derby against Inter. In addition to CDK, Club Brugge also sold Stanley Nsoki (12 million euros, Hoffenheim) and Loïs Openda (10 million euros, RC Lens). In addition, it is also certain of at least 30 million euros from the Champions League and it is clear that money is no problem at the Jan Breydel Stadium.


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