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Leeds United learn asking price for Club Brugge star Noa Lang

Leeds United have been handed an encouraging transfer update in their chase for Club Brugge star Noa Lang.

What’s the story?

Reports in recent months had suggested that the 22-year-old was a major target for Marcelo Bielsa’s side, with The Athletic’s Phil Hay revealing that the Whites really like him as a player.

Then, Dutch publication Voetbal24 suggested (via Sport Witness) that the likes of Leeds, Arsenal and AC Milan still want to sign Lang, with a very good chance an offer will come in during the January transfer window.

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And now, in an update from Voetbal Belgie, Brugge have put a £34m price tag on his head, and that while they haven’t ruled out

Dream Leeds United deal

Hailed as a “phenomenon” by Belgian journalist Peter Vandenbempt, the 22-year-old made history when he became the first player in more than 50 years to mark his debut for Ajax by scoring a hat-trick – something that left manager Erik ten Hag waxing lyrical about him in his post-match press conference.

He said: “He showed (his talent) today and I am very happy with that. Noa shows (his ability) it during training and during the reserve matches. And today he has also clearly shown it at the highest level too.”

And, after a particularly fine performance against KRC Genk, Belgian analyst Filip Joos, said: “He is currently the best player in the league, I think. That‘s really pure class. He sees it, makes eye contact with Mechele who finishes it fine. Fantastic goal, because that pass is also ideal. He is constantly moving, he swings across the field, he likes to dribble, but he will always play it at the right time.”

Given the struggles that Dan James has endured in his Leeds career thus far, Lang’s greater end product and age would make him the kind of dream winger signing Victor Orta could make at Elland Road.

James has managed no goals or assists in his ten games for his new club, while he was particularly disappointing in the Carabao Cup defeat to Arsenal in mid-week.

While both have the pace, it’s Lang’s greater decision-making in the final third that really sets him apart, with the young Dutchman bagging 17 goals and providing 11 assists in 38 games in all competitions last season.

This campaign has been similarly productive, with the 22-year-old netting three times and setting up another five in just 12 league games.

Given they wanted him over the summer, Orta can finally get his man for £34m.

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