Manager confirms versatile frontman has transfer ‘plan’ amid Leeds links

Date published: Friday 7th May 2021 1:37 - Jonny Whitfield

Noa Lang Charleroi v Club Brugge March 2021

Club Brugge boss Philippe Clement has confirmed that Leeds-linked winger Noa Lang will not think about his future until the end of the season.

Reports earlier this week claimed that the Premier League club have an interest in the Dutch forward. He mainly operates as a winger, but has the versatility to play across the front line. In fact, he has played on both wings and as a striker this term, flourishing with 16 goals in all competitions.

However, the 21-year-old remains very much a raw talent; this season is only the first campaign in which he has stepped up to the plate of regular, first-team football.

As a result, his manager has convinced him that it would be premature to already be thinking about his next big move.

In any case, Lang will become a Brugge player this summer when he signs a permanent deal after his loan spell from Ajax. Nevertheless, the prospect of him moving across Europe again remains.

“Not long ago I had a chat with Lang. Then I told him one thing: don’t think about your future until after the season,” Clement told Voetbalkrant.

“And he has confirmed to me that that is his plan too. Noa himself says that it is the first time in his career that he plays so many matches in one season, and that in short succession.

“That’s why he needs all his energy on the field now. First play champion with the team, then think: I think that’s a very mature attitude for such a young guy.”

Leeds, meanwhile, head into this summer’s transfer window looking to strengthen again after a solid first season back in the Premier League.

The Whites are aiming to seal a top-half finish, helped by star signings such as winger Raphinha.

Ajax chief makes Leeds transfer admission

Nicolas Tagliafico

Leeds have more than one link with Ajax going into the summer, with left-back Nicolas Tagliafico a reported target.

The Argentine has enjoyed a solid season with the Eredivisie club.

So much so that Marc Overmars has revealed that he is one player who is gearing up to take the next step in his career.

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