West Ham United are plotting a summer move for Club Brugge winger Noa Lang this summer but face competition from other clubs.
According to Italian outlet CalcoMercarto, West Ham are interested in signing the £19.8m-rated star but will have to compete with fellow Premier League club Leeds United and AC Milan for his services.
The report states that The Hammers are ahead of Milan in the race and are willing to offer the player more money in order to convince him to move to The London Stadium.
However, with Milan in a position to offer Champions League football he could be tempted by a move there instead.
West Ham’s standout man this season has been Jarrod Bowen. He has been vital to their success in the league and their run to the Europa League semi-final.
If David Moyes is to have any chance of better their seventh-place finish, then they need to be recruiting well and showing ambition that will be key in persuading key players like Bowen to stay at the club.
It’s not a surprise that big clubs such as Liverpool are interested in the Englishman, and West Ham need to do all they can to keep hold of him.
If the Hammers secured the services of Lang then it would be a great addition to their forward line with both players complementing each other nicely.
Lang has made 31 appearances in the Pro League this season and directly contributed in 19 goals during that time. At 22-years old it’s time for him to prove himself at a better level, but he has to make sure he goes to a club where he will get game time.
For that reason, West Ham seems the better option and would give him the chance to show everyone just how good he is. He’s been described as “unstoppable” by Jacek Kulig.
If you compare him directly to Bowen he averages a higher number of assists per 90 minutes than the Englishman, albeit in an easier league.
However, if he could replicate that form in the Premier League then West Ham would have a great player on their hands.