Leeds United could have to pay as much as €40million (£33.8m) to sign Club Brugge attacker Noa Lang in the January transfer window.
The Lowdown: Leeds keen on signing Lang
The Whites were linked with a move for Lang numerous times during the summer transfer window, following some influential performances for Brugge.
Their interest seems to have continued into this season, with a January move potentially in the offing.
Lang has made a flying start to the campaign for Brugge, scoring three goals and registering five assists in 11 Jupiler Pro League starts – that’s more assists than any Leeds player has managed this term, highlighting his creativity.
The Latest: Brugge demand big money
His aforementioned €40million (£33.8m) price tag is more than Leeds’ record transfer fee for a player, set by Rodrigo when he joined from Valencia in 2020.
Leeds are mentioned among the possible suitors, though, along with Arsenal, AC Milan, West Ham United and Borussia Monchengladbach.
The Verdict: Is he worth it?
Lang is clearly a talented young player with a bright future – he was called ‘the best player in the league’ by analyst Filip Joos earlier this year – but it is hard to justify Leeds breaking their transfer record midway through the season.
In Raphinha, Dan James and Jack Harrison, Marcelo Bielsa already has quality in central and wide attacking areas, with Tyler Roberts also someone who will hopefully improve with age.
If Leeds were desperate for quality in those positions it could make sense to take a punt on Lang, but that money could be spent elsewhere instead, like finding an out and out back-up striker for Patrick Bamford.
In other news, Ben Dinnery has made a claim regarding Raphinha. Read more here.
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