Leeds United have been handed a huge boost in their bid to bring Noa Lang to Elland Road in the summer transfer window.
In a recent interview with Het Laatste Nieuws (via Sport Witness), the Club Brugge winger suggested that the Jupiler Pro League side’s fixture against RSC Anderlecht on the final day of the season could have been his last game for the Belgian champions, with the 22-year-old going on to suggest that he will be available to sign for the same €25m (£21m) fee he was 12 months ago.
The Netherlands international then went on to reveal that Leeds made three separate offers for his services in the summer of 2021, before suggesting that Victor Orta and his transfer team flew out to Holland in order to discuss a potential switch to Elland Road.
Regarding his future, Lang said: “As long as I am under contract, and there is nothing concrete, I will never refuse to play for Club. They do not deserve that. By the way, for the same money, it will all start in August, just like last year.”
When asked about Leeds’ interest, the forward added: “They were concrete, yes. Leeds made three offers. We even negotiated – they flew to the Netherlands.”
Considering just how impressive Lang was in Belgium this season, coupled with his recent come and get me plea to the Whites, it is easy to see why Orta is reported to once again be interested in a move for the 22-year-old this summer.
Indeed, over his 37 Jupiler Pro League appearances this term, the £19.8m-rated talent was in devastating form, scoring seven goals, registering 12 assists and creating 19 big chances for his teammates, as well as taking an average of 2.0 shots, making 1.9 key passes and completing 1.7 dribbles per game.
These metrics saw the £20k-per-week forward who Jacek Kulig dubbed “unstoppable” average a quite remarkable SofaScore match rating of 7.20, ranking him as Brugge’s joint fifth-best performer in the top flight of Belgian football.
As such, should the Whites’ Spanish sporting director be confident that Lang would be able to replicate this level of form in the Premier League after his potential switch to Leeds, it would very much appear as if the Dutchman would be a huge coup for just £21m.
And, with Raphinha looking to be an all but certain departure from Elland Road this summer, Jesse Marsch’s side will be in need of a new winger to replace the Brazilian’s attacking threat – with Lang looking to be something of an ideal candidate.