By Jonty Banks

26th Dec, 2022 | 4:10pm

Noa Lang wants move as Leeds United scare Club Brugge in transfer news

Leeds United are continuing to register interest in attacker Noa Lang, and the forward is now keen on a move away from Club Brugge for his long-term future, according to Voetbalnieuws.

The Whites have been long-term admirers of the Dutch forward, and the Belgian side are said to be fearful of some of their best players leaving the club in the near future.

With Patrick Bamford struggling to retain full match fitness this season and few other alternatives to lead the line, Jesse Marsch’s side desperately needs to sign a goal scorer in the upcoming transfer window.

Voetbalnieuws understands that Leeds are among several clubs interested in the acquisition of the Dutch international, and the forward is now keen on a move away from the Belgian champions.

The report said: “The Dutch international, who made his World Cup debut in Qatar, remained faithful to Blauw-Zwart last summer.

“But it is no secret that Lang still wants to take a step towards a top competition in the long term. Lang has already enjoyed the interest of AS Monaco, Leeds United and West Ham United.”

Hopeful

Leeds will be hopeful that the Lang transfer battle doesn’t turn into a Cody Gakpo saga after coming agonisingly close to signing the latter in the summer.

With numerous other teams interested in signing the 23-year-old, it could turn into a dangerous bidding war if Victor Orta isn’t careful.

Luckily, Lang only featured for the Netherlands in the quarter-finals of the Qatar World Cup, so his stock is unlikely to have risen like Gakpo’s – so this transfer should still be attainable for Marsch.

Lang isn’t the out-and-out striker Leeds fans have been calling for, but he has led the line on several occasions at Club Brugge and has long been touted as the next big star on the European stage.

The forward is still young and will have a high resale value, so this transfer ticks all the boxes if the club can get it over the line in January.

In other Leeds news, we can exclusively reveal a major decision being made on Liam Cooper after he missed the friendly defeat to Monaco.