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Club Brugge sensation aims for more despite AC Milan & Lazio links

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Club Brugge midfielder Charles De Ketelaere desires to explore the world outside Europe despite links with Serie A giants AC Milan and Lazio. 

The teenage wonder-kid experienced professional football life last season as he played in the Pro League. As a result of his brilliance, he earned his first senior cap for Belgium in November 2020.

De Ketelaere has a price tag of €25 million on his head and will stay with Brugge through to 2023. Although the young starlet is committed to his club, he would like to step outside and find different paths.

“Honestly, I do dream of an adventure abroad, but I don’t have to right now,” the 19-year-old told Krant van West-Vlaanderen.

“I will always make a healthy choice. Only sporting ambitions count. You always want to improve.”

“There is no concrete career plan. A few foreign clubs were interested, but if I say that I want to stay at Club Brugge for another three years I would be very happy with that.”

When it comes to his achievements, De Ketelaere has racked 50 games for Brugge already. And he is considered as one of the top young prospects in the country with the potential for more.

Charles managed to finish fifth in the voting of the Belgian Golden Shoe award. Also, he received the Best Youngster title as he follows the footsteps of Thorgan Hazard and Youri Tielemans.