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Leeds United could “accelerate” interest in Noa Lang

Leeds United have been linked with a move for Noa Lang since the summer and a reliable source has given an update on the club’s pursuit of the player now that the January transfer window has opened.

What’s the latest?

According to journalist Dean Jones, Leeds could “accelerate” a move for the Club Brugge forward this month due to Everton’s potential interest in the player.

When asked about Leeds’ likely reaction should Everton make a move for Lang, Jones told GIVEMESPORT:

“If they started to think that things were leaning that way, I think they would probably try to accelerate things from their side.

“At the moment, we don’t really know how it’s going to open up. We know that Noa Lang has ambitions to play in the Premier League.

“His eyes and ears are open to when that can happen. It doesn’t seem clear if that’s going to be right now or not.”

Imagine him & Rodrigo

The current transfer window could be a golden opportunity for Jesse Marsch to bolster his attacking threat ahead of what is set to be a challenging second half of the Premier League season for Leeds.

Indeed, the Whites went three points clear of the bottom three when they collected an important point from their clash at St James’ Park on New Years’ Eve, however, with the bottom half of the table incredibly tight at present there is no room for a run of bad form.

Every club from 13th down are only four or fewer points clear of the bottom three, however, Leeds do have a game in hand on those rivalling their 14th position which could be important in their pursuit to avoid another relegation scrap this season.

As a result, the signing of Lang could be a major coup for Marsch ahead of the second half of the campaign, giving him a player who can provide versatility and of course, goal contributions to the team.

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The €35m-valued (£31m) Dutchman – who was hailed a “phenomenon” by sports journalist Peter Vandenbempt – has experience in playing on the left and right wing as well as the centre-forward position – scoring 31 goals and registering 29 assists since joining Club Brugge back in 2020 with a goal contribution every 121 minutes so far.

Over 12 Pro League appearances so far this season, the 23-year-old has scored two goals, registered two assists and created three big chances, as well as winning 50% of his duels combined and has been successful in 59% of his dribbles.

As a result, Marsch could finally land the perfect partner for Rodrigo, an eventuality that would allow the Leeds star to play in his strongest position just behind the striker with the two attackers consequently forming a threatening attacking presence in the final third.

Combining the Spanish attacker’s nine goals this term with Lang’s play-making attributes and ability to win the ball in a dangerous position could cause chaos for opponents over the second half of the season.

With that being said, it will be interesting to see if Victor Orta does sanction a move to improve the forward line over the next few weeks as acquiring a player like Lang could be the linchpin in a much more comfortable finish in the top flight at the end of the campaign.