Leeds United have been told to shell out €30 million to sign Club Brugge’s attacking sensation Noa Lang this summer.
According to Voetbal Magazine, Club Brugge are ready to cash in on Noa Lang this summer. The Belgian outfit is desperate for some financial injection within these final few days of the transfer window, after bringing in Owen Otasowie and Tajon Buchanan recently.
Leeds United are among the clubs interested in the services of Lang. They have been linked with the talented attacker all summer, with Marcelo Bielsa still keen on adding more attacking options to his disposal for next season.
The Whites are really struggling from lack of depth in their offensive unit. The club did well to bring in Jack Harrison on a permanent basis but are yet to make any other attacking investments.
On the contrary, they have sanctioned the loan departure of talented winger Ian Poveda while Ezgjan Alioski has left the club after running out his contract at Elland Road. There are questions over the quality of Helder Costa, thus leaving Bielsa with no viable alternatives for his trusted wide attacking duo of Harrison and Raphinha.
The Yorkshire giants have targeted Adama Traore this month, but face stiff competition in the pursuit of the Wolves forward. Noa Lang, as a result, has emerged as a potential alternative.
A product of the Ajax youth academy, the young winger was one of the rising stars for Club Brugge last season, scoring 14 goals and registering eight assists in 24 league appearances. It prompted the club to make his move permanent this summer, for a fee of around €6 million.
Lang’s pace and trickery out wide have turned a lot of heads in Europe. However, his permanent move this summer has also forced Club Brugge to hold out for a fee of €30 million, which is quite a fortune for a player who has only had one good season in Belgium so far in his career.
Fortunately for Leeds United, they have no shortage of alternatives. In fact, the Whites are reportedly in the market for Daniel Jebbison. The Sheffield United youngster is a centre-forward by trade which would come in handy as the club does lack an alternative for Patrick Bamford.
As for Lang, it had been claimed that Leeds had already agreed personal terms over a move. What now remains to be seen is they are willing to match Club Brugge’s asking price for the 22-year-old forward.