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Philippe Clement makes Noa Lang claim amid Leeds links

Club Brugge boss Philippe Clement has told Sport Voetbal Magazine in Belgium that he believes that Noa Lang wants to stay for one more year – in comments that will certainly interest Leeds United fans.

The Telegraph reported last week that the Whites want Lang. He has enjoyed an outstanding year on loan in the Belgian top flight.

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He has scored 16 goals and contributed 10 assists in all competitions. And according to The Telegraph, his move to Ajax has been converted into a permanent deal with the 21-year-old signing a contract until 2024.

However, that has seemingly not put admirers off taking an interest. And The Telegraph reports that Leeds are one side keen on the £20 million-rated attacker.

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But Clement has now hinted that he is optimistic that Lang will be going nowhere in the coming months.

“I think it would be best if he stayed here for another year,” he told Sport Voetbal Magazine. “I have the impression that he sees it that way himself.”

Leeds may want to test Club Brugge’s resolve to keep Lang. The Whites may well need to strengthen their options out wide, with Helder Costa struggling to make an impact for much of the Premier League season.

And having convinced Raphinha to walk away from the opportunity to play in the Champions League last summer, they may be hopeful that they can tempt Lang into a similar decision.

But judging by Clement’s comments, Lang’s mind may currently be set on another year in Belgium.

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