The Lowdown: Lang links
The Club Brugge winger has been a name on the radar at Elland Road for some time now. The Whites were first credited with an interest in the 22-year-old last summer, with rumours continuing during the January window.
Lang, who shares the same agency as six Leeds players, extended his Club Brugge contract through to 2025 back in September, but it doesn’t look like Victor Orta is willing to give up on the Dutch attacker just yet.
The Latest: Source shares update
FI shared an update regarding Leeds and Lang on Saturday morning after being informed by a recruitment source. They claim that Whites chiefs have held preliminary talks with the player’s camp and have laid the groundwork for a ‘big-money’ move.
Lang has made it clear to Club Brugge that he wants to leave, however, any possible Elland Road move depends on the club avoiding relegation back to the Championship over the next eight days.
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The Verdict: Raphinha replacement?
It could turn out to be an extremely busy summer in the transfer window ahead of Jesse Marsch’s first full season in charge, with Raphinha looking likely to swap Leeds for Barcelona regardless of what division the Whites find themselves in.
Therefore, Lang, who can play anywhere across the front four, could be viewed as an ideal replacement for the Brazilian. He’s contributed to 51 goals in 83 games for his current employers and has been described as a ‘phenomenon’ by Peter Vandenbempt.
Lang is also on £20,000-a-week, so, financially, personal terms shouldn’t be a problem ahead of a summer deal, however, as mentioned, Leeds need to remain in the top flight to have any chance of a transfer progressing.
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