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Leeds: Phil Hay makes Charles De Ketelaere claim

Leeds: Phil Hay makes Charles De Ketelaere claim -Leeds United News

Leeds United have indicated to top target Charles De Ketelaere that they can meet his salary demands, according to Phil Hay.

The Lowdown: Forward wanted

The Whites are on the hunt for a new forward ahead of the upcoming Premier League season after already making six signings so far this summer.

The funds received from Raphinha’s £55m move to Barcelona look set to be used on a new attacking arrival, with De Ketelaere and Paris Saint-Germain’s Arnaud Kalimuendo two players heavily linked with a move to Elland Road.

AC Milan are also in the race for De Ketelaere, who appears to prefer a move to the San Siro over Yorkshire at this moment in time.

The Latest: Hay’s claim

Writing in a piece for The Athletic, Hay said that Leeds know Club Brugge’s £30m valuation of the 21-year-old and are willing to meet it.

The Leeds correspondent added that the club also ‘know how much De Ketelaere would expect as a salary package and have indicated to him that they can match his demands’.

The Verdict: Still hope?

Leeds’ pursuit of De Ketelaere, who has been hailed as a player with ‘stunning’ technical qualities, appears to still be alive, but the club could do with getting a forward in as soon as possible with the new campaign fast approaching.

Who would you prefer?

De Ketelaere

De Ketelaere

Kalimuendo

Kalimuendo

Both Patrick Bamford and Joe Gelhardt have already had their injury issues in pre-season, which could leave Jesse Marsch short of options in attack against Wolves on August 6.

We all know about Bamford’s struggles from last season, so getting a new forward in the door quickly would be ideal, but it looks as if a move for De Ketelaere is a complicated one.


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