Club Brugge are aware of interest in Noa Lang and have accepted the Leeds United target could leave as early as January.
Lang is one of the rising stars of Dutch football and has a long list of suitors keen on his signature as a result.
Leeds have regularly been named among them, with it reported today that they have been watching the youngster for some time.
That same report indicated a move next summer was more likely than in January, with Brugge wanting at least €30m for their man.
Voetbal International say otherwise, though, and report that Brugge are ‘realistic’ about the interest in their star man.
They know that Lang is being watched and could possibly leave ‘as early as this winter’, although they’d rather that didn’t happen.
The problem is that Lang is ‘in the spotlight’, something which was only further confirmed by his recent debut with the Netherlands.
“He has done well, but they were also good matches to debut in,” his managed Philippe Clement is quoted as saying.
“I am realistic when it comes to these things. If an impossible to refuse offer comes in for him, we won’t be able to stop him in January.
“I’d rather he finishes the season, takes a title and is important, but we’ll see what happens in January.”
That’s a sentiment seemingly shared by his club, with VI adding that Brugge are ‘already preparing’ a replacement in the form of Jose Izquierdo.
The door, then, is open for Leeds to get their man if they want him in the winter market, although they’ll need to make an irresistible offer for it happen.