Portuguese outlet O Jogo claim Leeds United and Nottingham Forest are battling Lille and Benfica in the race to sign Chaves left-back Bruno Langa this summer – a the Mozambique ace attracts lots of interest with his form this term.
Langa is a slightly unusual case in that prior to his move to Chaves in the summer of 2021, he had been playing in his home country. The defender had been turning out for Mozambican side Black Bulls – but had gone on loan twice.
Both loan spells came in Portugal – firstly with Amora, and then with Vitoria Setubal’s Under-23 side. He joined Chaves in the summer of 2021 and has been a regular, helping Chaves gain promotion to the top tier of Portugal last term.
This season, he is helping Chaves avoid relegation back to the second tier – with his side sitting 13 points clear of the drop zone and only 10 League games left to play. The 11-time Mozambique ace has played 21 times this season.
It would have been more had it not been for injury. The report claims the form in those 21 games has been enough to attract onlookers from Leeds, Forest, Lille and Benfica. The latter want to replace Alex Grimaldo on the left of defence.
Leeds and Forest battling to sign Chaves left-back Bruno Langa
Leeds certainly need a left-back with Junior Firpo’s form in question. Pascal Struijk has filled in this season but the Dutch ace is more of a centre-back. So, it might be that Langa is eyed as competition for Firpo ahead of the summer.
You would expect that even if Leeds were relegated to the Championship, Langa would still be open to a move to Elland Road this summer. It is unlikely he will cost a huge amount given the size of the club he is currently playing for.