Recent reports from Jones and GiveMeSport suggest that Jesse Marsch is eyeing up a bid for the Netherlands attacker sooner rather than later. Fabrizio Romano revealed in his CaughtOffside column that Club Brugge have set a valuation in the region of £30 million (€35 million) for Lang.
Leeds are expected to face competition in their pursuit of the 23 year old, with Everton also tipped to be keen on sealing Lang’s signature. With that said, Lang has been on the Leeds watchlist for a considerable amount of time now, and the early indications are that the club may ramp up their interest with a swoop during the upcoming January transfer window.
If Lang was to make the switch to Elland Road, the club is confident that he would be a highly talented addition to bolster the side’s attacking options.
In a column for VI [via GiveMeSport] earlier this year, Dutch journalist Nico Dijkshoorn discussed the winger’s abilities and confidence, stating:
“He may be the new Zlatan Ibrahimovic.”
“He is half the size, but the confidence is all the same.”
Lang plays an important role in the Club Brugge attack, though missed some of the side’s impressive run in the UEFA Champions League group stage through injury.
Brugge are set to face Benfica in the Champions League knockout round of 16 when the competition returns in February. You would have to think it would take a lot from Leeds to draw Lang away from the allure of Brugge’s upcoming Champions League football should the club decide to launch a bid in January.
The Premier League would of course be a different challenge for the winger in comparison to playing his football in Belgium. With that said, interest from the likes of Leeds and Everton would suggest Premier League clubs consider him capable of making an impact on English football.