Recently admitting he won’t be staying at Club Brugge for much longer, Noa Lang pricked up the ears of a few interested parties.
One of those are likely to be Arsenal, who were widely reported to want the Dutch winger, who has scored eight goals and picked up 11 assists in 31 games this season with the Belgian side.
The Gunners, in fact, might have a better chance of signing the player compared to other clubs vying for him, as explained by De Standaard on Monday, as the Belgian newspaper look at what the future holds for 22-year-old, who was quoted as saying: “I’m going to be honest, the chance that I will leave is high”.
Now that he’s made ‘his wish to leave public’, there ‘can be no question of a third season’ with Club Brugge, but he also has ‘five months to entice a two European club to make an offer’.
They even go as far as saying that a ‘transfer to a top five league seems a foregone conclusion’ at this point.
That’s when Premier League clubs are mentioned, with Leeds first, as they are being kept ‘in the waiting room for the time being’.
This because Lang ‘prefers to play at a club that plays for trophies’ and ‘a club of the level of Arsenal seems the minimum’, with the Gunners labeled as a team who have ‘also shown interest’.
We’ll have to see what comes of all this, but if the north London side still want to bring him to the Emirates, they at least have an advantage over the likes of Marcelo Bielsa and co.