Club Brugge manager Philippe Clement has hinted Noa Lang will be allowed to leave next year after Leeds United’s continued efforts this summer.

Lang is very highly rated by the Belgian club, with a series of impressive performances for his current club having earned him attention in Europe.

Leeds are particularly keen and spent most of the summer pursuing a move, although they ultimately changed their mind when Daniel James became available at Manchester United at the end of the transfer window.

That move has seemingly put an end to any potential move for the time being, although his agent insisted today that interest had been ‘concrete’.

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He also called for Brugge to lower their demands so the player can move on, although whether that will happen remains to be seen.

In the meantime, his manager is convinced the player can kick on this year and secure a big move once the summer transfer window rolls back around.

“It is always difficult to assess the career of a young footballer because you don’t know what hurdles he will take,” he told De Morgen.

“That’s why it’s a good thing for Club, but also for Noa that he stayed this summer. He absolutely must finish this season with us.

“If Noa keeps making steps, I consider him capable of going to a big club next summer.”