By Mark Smith

26th May, 2021 | 2:05pm

Club Brugge desperate to keep Noa Lang as Leeds United circle - report

Club Brugge are desperate to keep hold of Noa Lang as Leeds United continue to circle this summer, according to Nieuwsblad.

The online outlet have reported that the Belgian club are already planning on a new contract for the 21-year-old, despite his move not being permanent from Ajax until July.

It is suggested that Marcelo Bielsa is a big fan of the superstar winger, who took home Brugges’ Player of the Year award.

Lang is currently away on holiday with a hamstring injury keeping him out of the under-21 European Championships over the summer.

It is suggested that direct Champions League qualification could be a big temptation for the winger, who may prefer that over a move to Elland Road.

Bielsa usually gets what he wants though, and Brugges have yet to enter concrete discussions over a potential contract improvement.

Incredible.

It has been one of the most talked-about moves already, with Lang still not completing his permanent switch to Brugges after his incredible loan spell.

The 21-year-old made 29 appearances in the Belgian League, scoring 16 goals and adding seven assists, great numbers for a winger.

With question marks over the likes of Ian Poveda and Helder Costa, adding someone such as Lang to offer competition to Jack Harrison and Raphinha could be perfect.

The winger has been sensational after leaving Ajax, and it could be too good an opportunity to turn down to move to the Premier League.

Bielsa is a major attraction to any player around the globe, and Lang seeing that El Loco is a big fan could persuade him to make the huge summer switch.

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