Leeds United have been following Club Brugge star Noa Lang ‘for some time’ but now face increasing competition for his signature.
That’s according to Het Nieuwsblad, who say the 22-year-old’s value is increasing by the day due to his rising status.
They explain that Leeds and Arsenal have been following the youngster for a while, but it has now been confirmed to their editors that AC Milan are ‘more than charmed’ by the Dutch winger.
They are ready to make their move, particularly after Lang started for the Netherlands against Gibraltar on Monday and provided an assist for one of the goals in the 6-0 win.
That has caused his value to skyrocket, with Club Brugge now insisting that they will not even consider anything less than €30m for their prized asset.
It’s felt that price is ‘probably not an issue’ for Milan, although we find that hard to believe given the strict financial limitations they’ve put on themselves in recent years.
There’s no mention of whether Leeds could afford that, nor Arsenal; just that is the price they will have to pay from here on out.
Milan’s interest is ‘not yet concrete’, and there has been no formal proposal, but the newspaper believes it is only a matter of time before that changes.
Lang, for his part, is not in a hurry to leave his club as they are still competing for the title and a place in Europe is a realistic aim.
Thus, a move seems more likely next summer, although by that point the competition for Leeds may be too fierce for them to beat.