By Jack Cunningham

21st Jul, 2021 | 9:40pm

Leeds United might have to wait to sign Noa Lang

Leeds United are potentially going to have to wait until much later in the transfer window if they want to sign Noa Lang, according to Beren Cross.

The Leeds Live reporter, speaking on the paper’s interactive blog, claimed that the 22-year-old has “a lot of admirers across Europe” and that Club Brugge are in a “strong bargaining position” because he has only just joined the club on a permanent deal.

As a result of this, the Whites might have to “wait until late in the window” if they do want to sign him. So this deal for Lang, should the Whites pursue it, could be a late one.

Do Leeds need Lang?

The young Dutch winger had a sensational season for Brugge as he scored 16 goals and provided seven assists in the league [WhoScored].

Of course, the Belgian top-flight is not as good as the Premier League, but he would have been their second-top goalscorer and joint-third-top assist provider if you compare him with Leeds’ squad [WhoScored].

Yes, the quality of teams is lower, but over ten goals for a winger in any league is impressive and should be considered impressive.

In addition, Lang is only 22 and could massively improve, especially under Marcelo Bielsa, who has a reputation for making players better [Planet Football].

He has also been described as a “phenomenon” by Belgian journalist Peter Vandenbembt [Eleven Sports, via Live Football On TV].

So, he has clearly made an impression in the world of football but will the Whites be prepared to wait for Lang?

There is no question he could be a fantastic addition to the Whites’ first team, but with other clubs interested and any deal not likely to happen until near the end of the window, could Leeds decide to look elsewhere?

That remains to be seen, but we think Lang would be worth waiting for, and the Whites should be patient with this deal.

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