Leeds United are reportedly keen to get a deal done to sign Brugge winger Noa Lang ahead of the January transfer window in a deal that could be worth £35million – and it would be worth every penny to bring him to Yorkshire.

Lang, 23, has long been linked with a move to Leeds – stretching back to Marcelo Bielsa’s tenure. But he joined Brugge in the summer of 2020, initially on loan, before a it was made permanent. He has had a hand in 59 goals in 101 games.

Dean Jones told Give Me Sport this week that Leeds would look to “push” through a move to sign Lang “soon”. Since then, Jeunes Footeux report that Monaco are also keen – and it would take a fee of £35million to sign the winger.

If Leeds agree to pay such a figure, it would see Leeds break the transfer record. Currently held by Rodrigo, for his £27million move from Valencia. While Lang is unproven in Europe’s top five leagues, it would be money well spent.

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Leeds keen to sign Lang and it would be worth every penny

While Leeds are well-stocked out wide, they lack proven quality. Willy Gnonto and Crysencio Summerville are showing promising signs – but they are still inexperienced. They cannot be relied upon to provide the difference every week.

Jack Harrison looked unplayable in the first three Premier League games, but has struggled since. Is he good enough to take Leeds forward? Luis Sinisterra was supposedly Raphinha’s replacement – but injuries have hampered his start.

Lang is not only another body out wide, but an improvement on our current options. That, and he can play as a 10 or up front. Another body in those positions is important – especially, for a player compared to Lionel Messi.

Leeds could try to go down a cheaper route. But as Jones reports, Leeds are of the opinion that Lang could be another Gakpo and missing out on him – like they did with Gakpo – would be another regret. Lang would be a massive coup.

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