Club Brugge attacker Noa Lang remains a target for Leeds United with the club’s scouts watching his progress intently.
The 22-year-old was a firm target for Marcelo Bielsa’s men in the summer, but they could not get a deal done. It’s understood that the Whites could not agree a fee for the wideman.
Instead Victor Orta and Bielsa made a move for Dan James. And Leeds finally got their hands on the Wales winger for £25m.
However, despite the signing of James, the club remain keen on Lang after “holding talks” with the player in the summer.
Football Insider reports that Leeds are “continuing to track Lang in the new season”.
United’s scouts are said to be watching the Dutch star closely and they will have been impressed with what they have seen.
Lang has already scored four goals and grabbed four assists from 10 games.
It’s unclear whether further negotiations have taken place, but Leeds remain interested.
Lang though has plenty of other suitors after a fine season on loan for Club Brugge.
Lang scored 17 goals and supplied 11 assists from 38 appearances in all competitions. That led to a permanent £6m transfer from Ajax in the summer window.
Lang’s Agent admission
His agent Bart Baving claimed last week his man was close to leaving.
“Towards the end there was concrete interest from several competitions. As much as he likes to be at Club Brugge, you noticed he was getting more restless, which makes sense,” Bart Baving told Het Laatste Nieuws [via Sport Witness].
“You saw that clubs were economical. We also heard amounts above €25m for Teun Koopmeiners. In the end, he went to Atalanta for €14m,” he explained.
“With the amount Club Brugge had in mind for Noa, it had become difficult anyway. Add to that, Noa didn’t want to exchange this club for any team.”
Reports stated Brugges were seeking as much as €30m for the winger, who has played as a centre- forward and as a second striker on numerous times this season.