May 16, 2021

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Leeds United hold on to Club Brugge striker Noa Lang

Leeds United are keen to bring Club Brugge forward Noa Lang to Elland Road this summer, according to The Telegraph.

Whites head coach Marcelo Bielsa wants to beef up his offense for next season and has also been linked with renewed interest in Rangers star Ryan Kent.

However, the Scottish Premiership giants are unwilling to let one of their best players go with Champions League football and a title defense while waiting for the next term.

Leeds are exploring other options and have been impressed with Lang’s performance.

The Netherlands youth international fired Brugge to the Jupiler Pro League title with 15 goals and seven assists in 25 games, and he draws the Yorkshire side and other contenders across Europe.

The 21-year-old turned his loan from Ajax into a permanent deal, signing a deal until 2024, and clubs would need around £ 20million to have a chance to land him this summer.

Sportslens view

Lang scored once in six Champions League appearances last season and is looking to send his side back to elite European competition via Belgian league play-offs.

The youngster will look forward to continuing to play in Europe next season, and whether he will be willing to sacrifice that to join Leeds is up for debate.

Whites will need to improve in the final third of the next quarter to qualify for European football, and Lang’s landing could increase their chances.

Jack Harrison and Raphinha have been Bielsa’s main options on the wings, but another top striker will help provide quality cover and competition.

Lang can play across the front line and also through the middle, and his versatility would come in handy at Leeds if a move works.

In other news, the Leeds star gave the Euro a boost following the UEFA decision.