Leeds United could suffer a ‘big blow’ if they lose out on Club Brugge forward Noa Lang to Everton, journalist Dean Jones has told GiveMeSport.
The 23-year-old has been linked with a move to Elland Road for a prolonged period of time now, but his impressive performances in Belgium have also caught the eye of the Toffees.
Leeds United transfer news – Noa Lang
Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano disclosed on his YouTube channel that Lang was on Leeds’ shortlist over the summer and has provided an update on his situation in a column for Caught Offside.
“Linked with Leeds United in the summer, Noa Lang has chances to leave in January, but Club Brugge are in very positive moment now and so they’d only sell in case they receive a good proposal,” Romano said.
“There’s still nothing concrete now, too early – asking price has always been around €30-35m (£26-£30m).”
However, Leeds are far from the only interested party in the Netherlands international with Dutch outlet Voetbal naming the likes of Aston Villa, AC Milan, Atalanta, Everton and West Ham United amongst his potential suitors.
Lang still has two-and-a-half-years left to run on his contract with Club Brugge, but they may look to cash-in on the in-demand attacker while his stock is so high.
What has Jones said about Lang?
Leeds saw the likes of Raphinha, Dan James, Tyler Roberts and Helder Costa depart either on permanent or temporary deals ahead of 2022/23.
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Only Luis Sinisterra arrived as a direct replacement and now Jones has told GMS he believes missing out on Lang would be a major disappointment for the Whites.
He said: “I think it’d be a big blow for Leeds to lose out on another potential signing to a club that they would consider to be of a similar level. So, I don’t think they could really allow that to happen.”
Where would Lang fit in at Leeds?
Lang is an incredibly versatile attacker who can play on either flank, upfront, or just behind a striker and has played each of the aforementioned roles numerous times throughout his senior career.
The creative talent has predominantly lined up on the left-wing, though, registering 27 goals and 30 assists from 93 appearances in that position, as per Transfermarkt.
Leeds are arguably well-stocked on the left-hand-side of attack with Sinisterra and Jack Harrison, meaning Lang would perhaps be utilised on the right-wing.
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