Leeds United could clinch an exciting signing in Club Brugge starlet Noa Lang amid glowing comments from his teammate.
According to recent reports from The Telegraph, Marcelo Bielsa’s side have been watching the 21-year-old, and there have even been suggestions from the Dutch media that the Whites’ interest in him is concrete.
And now, his teammate at Brugge, Cyriel Dessers, has insisted that Lang is ready to shine in English football, even backing Leeds’ interest in him.
He said: “He is absolutely ready for the Premier League. He was fantastic last season. Then it is logical that there is a next step. I would love to see him in the Champions League with Club Brugge, but he has shown that he is one of the best footballers in Belgium.
“He is a graceful footballer, but he also works very hard. I often sat on the bench, so I could keep an eye on him there. But the way he works, I didn’t know he had that in him. He has really taken a step. The interest does not come out of nowhere. I know how Leeds work.”
Given that he only recently turned 22, Lang could be the kind of long-term project who thrives under Bielsa and blossoms into a real star at both club and international level.
Able to play anywhere across the frontline, Lang has shown he has a real eye for goal in his loan spell at Brugge last season, bagging 17 goals and providing a further 11 assists in just 37 games, including netting in the Champions League.
With the volume of goals and assists that Lang delivered last season, and with him still being very much in the infancy of his career, a move for the youngster would surely be the kind of exciting one that has both the fans and Bielsa buzzing.
The £19.8m-rated Lang looks to be the kind of player who makes a real impact in the final third and is someone who produces a genuine end product, rather than just flashes of promise.
Given his teammate’s own words about how he could do in the Premier League were Leeds to get him, the Whites must turn their interest into a signing. He seems like the type of young player who Bielsa can develop even further and given the impressive season he had last year, he could turn into something very special under the excellent Leeds manager.