By Nick Ware

12th Oct, 2021 | 3:10pm

Fabrizio Romano delivers Noa Lang update amid Leeds United summer pursuit

Fabrizio Romano has delivered an update on the future of Club Brugge winger Noa Lang, who was heavily linked with a summer move to Leeds United.

Various news outlets and journalists reported on Leeds pursuit of the 22-year-old, who joined Brugge on a permanent basis this year after a successful 2020/21 campaign on loan at the Belgian side.

A move to Elland Road never transpired, however, and the Whites ended up signing Wales winger Dan James from Manchester United on deadline day.

Speaking via his official Twitch channel [12/10/21] on Tuesday afternoon, Italian transfer guru Romano updated viewers on Lang’s situation now, with other clubs on the horizon.

“There are many questions on Noa Lang because this boy is really appreciated,” Romano said.

“Leeds wanted him at the end of June and start of July. They wanted Noa Lang.

“Now, many clubs are interested in him but it’s not something like imminent, it will take some time.

‘Brugge were offering him a new deal but he knows that many clubs want him so at the moment it’s nothing imminent at this point.”

Has the Whites ship sailed?

Arguably, Lang is operating on a much higher level than James right now.

He made his debut for the Netherlands this month while he earned the Player of the Match award for his performance in Brugge’s 1-1 draw against PSG in the Champions League last month.

Lang certainly has more goals to his game, netting 16 goals in the Belgian First Division A, as opposed to James’ three Premier League strikes.

However, Leeds have gone big on James, splashing out £25million to secure his services, and Marcelo Bielsa will be viewing him as a long-term project.

With Raphinha and Jack Harrison also at the club and vying for starting spots, as well as teenager Crysenscio Summerville, there looks to be little space for Lang on the wings, unless Bielsa can find a space for him in midfield or in the attack.

In other Leeds United news, George Galloway has slammed this Whites player in a thinly-veiled Elland Road dig.