Leeds: Orta interested in Lang

Leeds United are interested in a deal to bring Noa Lang to Elland Road in the summer transfer window.

What’s the talk?

That’s according to a report by Italian media outlet Calciomercato (via Sport Witness), who claim that Victor Orta is once again pursuing a deal for the Club Brugge winger, with AC Milan and West Ham United also said to be in the race for the 22-year-old.

The report goes on to suggest that, while Milan are in discussions with the Dutchman’s agent regarding a move to the San Siro, both the Whites and the Hammers are believed to be ahead of the Serie A champions in their pursuit of the forward, for whom Brugge are demanding €25m (£21m) in order to sell this summer.

Imagine him & Aaronson

Victor Orta recently sealed the $28m (£22.2m) signing of the highly-rated Brenden Aaronson, and should the Spaniard be able to follow up that deal with the further addition of Lang, the sporting director would have undoubtedly formed an incredibly exciting new attacking duo in Jesse Marsch’s squad.

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Indeed, over his 37 Jupiler Pro League appearances this season, the £19.8m-rated Dutchman was in breathtaking form for the Belgian champions. He bagged seven goals, provided 12 assists and created 19 big chances for his team-mates, in addition to taking two shots, making 1.9 key passes and completing 1.7 dribbles per game.

These returns saw the £20k-per-week talent, who Jacek Kulig dubbed “unstoppable” and Peter Vandenbempt labelled a “phenomenon“, average a sensational SofaScore match rating of 7.20, ranking him as Brugge’s joint fifth-best performer in the league.

As such, it is clear to see that the prospect of the 22-year-old left winger – who is also comfortable operating on the right flank and behind the centre-forward – linking up with Aaronson in the Leeds attack next season is undoubtedly an extremely exciting one. That leads us to believe that Orta and Marsch must do everything they can to try and convince the Dutchman of a move to Elland Road this summer.

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