Leeds United reportedly remain interested in signing Club Brugge forward Noa Lang and will continue to monitor his development over the course of the season.
According to a report from Football Insider, Leeds United are still interested in Club Brugge’s Dutch attacker Noa Lang after failing with an attempt to sign him in the summer transfer window.
Lang, a product of the Ajax youth academy, never really managed to establish himself in the senior team. After a short spell on loan with FC Twente in 2020, the Dutchman signed for Club Brugge in the summer last year on a season-long loan deal and made quite the splash, banging in 17 goals and 11 assists in 37 games in all competitions.
This prompted the Belgian giants to sign him permanently this summer, but there was a chance he could have left the club immediately after as Leeds United were among a number of clubs keen on securing his transfer. Indeed, the Whites had held discussions with Club Brugge as well as the player, but failed to reach an agreement.
Eventually, Marcelo Bielsa’s side ended up signing Daniel James from Manchester United on the transfer deadline day to bolster their attack. However, as per the aforementioned report, Leeds United still maintain a strong interest in Lang and are planning to monitor him over the course of the ongoing campaign, before considering a swoop for him again.
Following the addition of James, Bielsa has three quality options out on the flanks with the Welshman joining Raphinha and Jack Harrison, while youngster Crysencio Summerville is also available at the manager’s disposal. However, someone of Lang’s capabilities and versatility can prove to be an asset for Leeds immediately as well as in the long run.
Indeed, the 22-year-old can play anywhere across the frontline and has been in fine form in the 2021/22 campaign as well, already bagging four goals and assists apiece in ten games across all competitions. However, Leeds will need to be wary of interest in Lang from other clubs, with Arsenal, in particular, eyeing a move for the Dutchman.
What now remains to be seen is if Leeds decide to take another shot at signing Lang in the winter transfer window or the summer of 2022 or whether they decide to pursue alternate targets. For now, the 22-year-old is firmly back on the radars of the Yorkshire-based outfit.