Club Brugge manager speaks out about Noa Lang amid Leeds United report
Club Brugge manager Philippe Clement warns Leeds United they will have to pay “a lot of money” to sign Noa Lang.
Speaking ahead of Club Brugge’s match against Deinze on Monday, Philippe was asked about Lang’s future and while he hasn’t heard anything yet, he admits he cannot rule out a move for the Dutch forward.
“Noa feels good here. I don’t hear any rumours at the moment that there would be a different story, but you never know,” said Clement on Friday, as quoted on Brugge’s Twitter account.
“Of course it will have to be for a lot of money because the club is ambitious and we keep raising the bar.”
Deal seems to be on the cards
Clement hasn’t ruled out Lang leaving this summer so it does seem as though Leeds have a chance of signing the former Ajax attacker.
Lang tore up Belgian football last season.
He scored 17 goals and supplied 11 assists in 38 appearances across all competitions for Brugge as they won the league title in Belgium and reached the knock-out stages of the Europa League via the Champions League groups.
The Dutchman’s form at the start of this season has not been too shabby either with Lang scoring twice and setting up three more goals in five appearances.
Lang can play on either wing, behind a striker or as a centre-forward himself so his versatility is bound to be something that Marcelo Bielsa will adore.
However, one issue with Lang is that he was he was alleged to have sung an anti-Semitic chant earlier this year [France24].
That’s something that will need to be considered before making a move to sign the Dutch forward.
In other Leeds United news, this star player has been ruled out of the clash against Everton on Saturday.