Leeds United have planned talks with Club Brugge attacker Noa Lang at the end of the season, according to Football Insider.
The Lowdown: Lang makes Brugge loan permanent
Lang was first linked with a move to Yorkshire earlier this month. Mike McGrath of The Telegraph shared the news, revealing Lang turned his loan from Ajax into a permanent deal, penning a deal until 2024 with Brugge.
It seems as if Brugge could be in it to turn a quick profit, though, with a host of sides across Europe targeting the Dutchman.
Leeds appear to be stepping up their interest, with a huge development shared on Wednesday morning.
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The Latest: Talks planned
According to Football Insider, who have been informed by a Leeds source, the Whites have scheduled discussions with Lang after the campaign finishes this weekend.
The report claims that Marcelo Bielsa is looking for a versatile forward in the 18-23 age bracket who can play out wide and down the middle, is quick and has an eye for goal.
Lang, 21, can play on the left, right or through the middle and has scored 16 goals and registered 11 assists in all competitions this season, so he’s just what the boss is searching for.
Leeds want to bring in competition for Jack Harrison, Raphinha and Patrick Bamford, so Lang seems as if he ticks Bielsa’s boxes.
The Verdict: Just what the Whites need
The potential acquisition of Lang is just what is required at Elland Road ahead of the 2021/22 season.
It seems as if the club will be happy to move Helder Costa on over the coming months, and should he depart, someone like Lang may well be perfect for the Whites.
He’s predominantly a left-winger, although he is right-footed and can play anywhere across the frontline as mentioned. Lang seems to be at the top of his game and his market value has rocketed from £3.15m last summer to £18m.
Bielsa, as we have seen with other young attackers like Bamford, could take Lang’s game to another level, and at just 21 years of age, a £20m deal could actually prove a bargain in the long run.
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