The Whites are looking into winger options in the summer, with Helder Costa likely to leave and Ian Poveda struggling for minutes this season. Crysencio Summerville is impressing in the under-23s but he’s likely not ready to step up and compete with the likes of Raphinha and Jack Harrison on the flanks yet.
Ryan Kent is a name that has been flung around in recent weeks after Leeds came very close to signing him two summers ago. Since then, Kent has won the SPL title with Rangers and really impressed in Scotland, but his price could go up toward £20 million-plus.
Noa Lang has now appeared as an alternative target in the Belgian Jupiler Pro League at Club Brugge, after the 21-year-old made his loan deal from Ajax a permanent one.
Despite his new contract running until 2024, several teams are interested in the Dutchman who is rated to be worth between £15m-£20m this summer. He’s Brugge’s top scorer with 14 league goals, coupled with one goal in the playoffs and another in The Champions League. Not only that but he’s also been incredibly creative, assisting 10 goals in all competitions.
Since Christmas, Lang has scored 12 goals in 15 appearances.
Lang can play in several different positions, featuring on either flank as well as a central midfielder and striker, with versatility going a long way to impress Leeds coach, Marcelo Bielsa. He also played with defender Pascal Struijk, who is also breaking into the first-team at Elland Road.
Lang showed clear talent while at Ajax too, scoring three goals in less than three games -worth of minutes last season while also scoring one goal while on loan at Twente. So why was he sold? It seems that the Ajax coach was not too happy with his attitude, which may have gotten in the way of his opportunities at the Dutch giants.
Noa Lang scored a hattrick in his starting debut for Ajax a few weeks ago, but manager Erik ten Hag is not quite happy with Lang's (20) attitude in a cup match today...— FifaCMTips (@FifaCMTips) December 18, 2019
"You need to shut your mouth and just listen! Stop it, it's our match not yours!" pic.twitter.com/rDqGe8e04g
A deadly finisher whose quick off-the-mark with a creative spark. This lad could be the real deal, but can Leeds win the race for Noa Lang? Let us know on Twitter @ThruItAllLUFC.