By Joe Ellis

16th Oct, 2022 | 11:10am

Leeds United have chance to make big January move as Noa Lang update emerges

Leeds United made a beeline for Club Brugge over the summer trying to sign two of their star attackers but neither turned up.

First on their radar was Charles De Ketelaere but the Belgian international turned a move to Elland Road down to join reigning Italian champions AC Milan instead.

The second option was Noa Lang who Leeds did pursue, according to Fabrizio Romano, but the Belgian champions were unwilling to sell the Dutch international after De Ketelaere’s exit.

“Noa Lang was available on the market [and] he will be available in the future transfer windows so a really important and interesting opportunity, Noa Lang, was missed this summer,” Romano said on his YouTube channel.

“He was on the list for example for Leeds, also other clubs around Europe were tracking him, especially in Italy. But now, Noa Lang, still available on the market after the whole summer, so a missed opportunity.”

The 23-year-old eventually stayed at the Jan Breydel Stadium but things have not gone smoothly since as manager Carl Hoefkens left him out of the matchday squad altogether for their big domestic clash with Anderlecht, as per Voetbal Primeur.

Lang has only scored once in the Belgian top flight this season from seven total appearances and the manager is not pleased with his performances whatsoever which has seemingly seen the relationship go south.

If that is the case, then this could be a golden opportunity for Leeds United to pounce when the January transfer window opens with their interest still looming large.

Perhaps Brugge’s refusal to sell Lang in the summer has contributed to his drop off in form as the motivation to be successful drops but that should also mean that Victor Orta will have an easier time in negotiation.

Brugge surely can’t ask for a ridiculous amount of money for a player that can’t even get on their bench for such a big game in Belgian football.

In other Leeds United news, Tyler Adams has revealed he is ongoing in a psychology degree online but it isn’t the Whites who are funding it.