Jan Mulder questions De Ketelaere’s decision to snub Leeds for Milan: “I don’t understand”

Former Anderlecht and Ajax star Jan Mulder has questioned Charles De Ketelaere’s decision to reject Leeds United and join AC Milan.

The saga was a long one that lasted for weeks but throughout the entire process it was made obvious that the 21-year-old Belgium international only wanted to join the Rossoneri, who are the champions of Italy and can offer Champions League football compared to Leeds who barely avoided relegation last season and are tipped to struggle again.

A statement on Milan’s official website last night confirmed the arrival of De Ketelaere and added that the player has signed a contract until 30 June 2027 and will wear the number 90 shirt, which he wore at Bruges, thus marking a positive end to the soap opera, but not in Jan Mulder’s eyes.

Speaking before the Champions League qualifier between Union Saint-Gilloise and Rangers, Mulder was asked for his opinion on the fact that De Ketelaere chose to join Milan despite clubs in England being interested.

“I don’t understand anything about this transfer,” he told HLN.

“Obviously he should have gone to the Premier League because it’s the best league in the world. Milan and the Serie A, that’s where celebrities go in their twilight these days. Leeds plays in the Premier League and Leeds also play attractive football. Football that suits De Ketelaere.”

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