Leeds United in their bid to keep strengthening the core of their before the transfer window gets shut, have been told to fork out €30 million to sign Club Brugge’s attacking sensation Noa Lang this summer. The report is according to Belgian news outfit Voetbal Magazine, who claims the Belgian’s powerhouse are ready to cash in on their prized asset this summer.
Leeds United have been reported to be among the clubs vying for the services of Lang. There have been tons of speculations linking The Peacocks with the talented attacker all summer, with Marcelo Bielsa strongly keen on adding more firepower to his side attacking unit.
Leeds are really struggling with options in their offensive unit which has raised the need for an attacking option. While the club already secured the signing of Jack Harrison on a permanent basis, Leeds are yet to make any other attacking moves this summer.
Leeds travels to the Turf Moor this weekend to take on Sean Dyche’s Burnley side. Checking out these two sides meetings dating as far back to 15/03/2014, both clubs have shared the honours with Burnley winning two of those matches, Leeds United also winning two matches while two matches 2 being drawn in regulation time.
In all, 15 goals were shared by the two clubs throughout the course of those matches, with 6 of them from The Clarets and nine coming from The Whites. That’s an average goals per game figure of over 2.5 goals with odds to BetOn. The previous league meeting featuring the two was Premier League match day 36 on 15/05/2021 and the score finished Burnley 0-4 Leeds United. With that in mind, soccer-picks.org reckon that it will be a very even contest with a 0-1 advantage for Leeds United after 90 minutes.
On the other hand, the Elland Road outfits have shown Ian Poveda the exit door on a season-long loan while Ezgjan Alioski has left the club after running out of his contract. Questions will be raised over the quality of Helder Costa playing up next to the club’s trusted wide attacking duo of Harrison and Raphinha should they fails to secure any attacking signing before the window gets shut.
According the Belgian outlet mentioned above, the Yorkshire giants have targeted Adama Traore of Wolverhampton Wanderers this month, but face stiff competition in his pursuit. Noa Lang, as a result, has emerged as a potential alternative.
A product of the Ajax youth academy, Lang was one of the rising stars for Club Brugge last season, having to his 14 goals and registering eight assists from 24 league appearances. This brilliant performance prompted the club to make his move permanent this summer, for a fee of around €6 million, according to reports.
Lang’s pace and trickery out wide have turned a lot of heads in Europe. However, his permanent move this summer has also forced Club Brugge to hold out for a fee of nothing less than €30 million, which is quite a fortune for a player who has only had one good season in Belgium so far in his career. What now remains to be seen is they are willing to match Club Brugge’s asking price for the 22-year-old forward.