There is a chance that Leeds United target Noa Lang could leave Club Brugge during the January transfer window, Fabrizio Romano has explained.
Lang was the subject of interest from Leeds over the summer, although Club Brugge kept hold of him. Under contract with the Belgian side until 2025, Lang has gone on to score four goals from 16 appearances in all competitions this season.
The attacker has experienced playing in the Champions League with them. Hence, his pedigree is strong – and he will get the chance to showcase his talents on an even bigger stage having made the Netherlands squad for the Qatar World Cup.
Beyond then, Lang might have to address his future at club level once again. After being targeted by Leeds during the summer window, Lang may still be in the shop window.
According to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, Club Brugge could sell the 23-year-old in two months’ time if a “good proposal” is on the table.
Therefore, it may not be too surprising if Leeds were to resurrect their interest. That said, Lang’s current club want to make the most of their current strong position.
Writing for Caught Offside, Romano clarified: “Linked with Leeds United in the summer, Noa Lang has chances to leave in January, but Club Brugge are in very positive moment now and so they’d only sell in case they receive a good proposal.
“There’s still nothing concrete now, too early – asking price has always been around €30-35m.”
As things stand, that means that signing Lang would cost somewhere between £26.4million and £30.8million. If Leeds were to pay that, he would become one of their record signings – potentially even taking top spot.
Would January be right time for Noa Lang transfer?
They would have to be sure he would be worth it. But to avoid another relegation battle, it might be important for Leeds to make some significant investments.
All eyes are on how they might strengthen in attack, where they have been underperforming. Finding another centre-forward might help in that regard.
Although naturally a winger, Lang has largely been operating centrally this season. Therefore, he could have the kind of versatility and quality that Leeds might be lacking.
Romano has not revealed whether other clubs could be in the race for Lang, but there seems to be a good chance. Indeed, recent reports suggested rival interest from AC Milan, Aston Villa, Everton and West Ham.
Hence, Leeds might have to act decisively if they are to win the race for Lang. Not only would they have to persuade Club Brugge, who are currently fourth in the Belgian First Division A, but they would also have to convince the player himself that they could be a suitable next club for his development.
Lang should be keeping his options open, but perhaps it might be sensible to complete the full season with Club Brugge before taking the next leap of his career. It would allow him to get another good season of work under his belt.
At whichever point, though, 2023 could be the year for him to make a move.