Report: £21m-rated Leeds target eyed by Champions League giants; Struijk knows him well
Leeds United reportedly face competition from seven-time UEFA Champions League winners AC Milan for Club Brugge winger Noa Lang.
According to Voetbal Belgie, the Italian giants have entered the race for the 21-year-old Dutchman.
However, as per the report, neither side are yet to make an offer for Lang. Brugge have set an asking price of €25m (£21m) for the attacker.
Leeds have been linked with a move for Lang for well over two months. The Yorkshire side are keen on adding to their attacking ranks for next season, and Marcelo Bielsa has seemingly identified the youngster as a target.
Lang enjoyed a great season with Brugge last campaign. The former Ajax academy star hit 17 goals and 11 assists in all competitions for the Belgian side.
And his form has caught the attention of Leeds as well as Milan.
The Serie A side finished second in the standings last season behind city rivals Inter Milan.
And with reports suggesting that young winger Jens Petter Hauge could leave Milan this summer, the Italian giants could potentially view Lang as a replacement.
Leeds could have the advantage in signing Lang, though. Pascal Struijk is a former teammate of the Dutch attacker, with the duo playing alongside each other in Ajax’s youth set-up.
As well as a familiar face, Leeds are proving to be a club in the Premier League with serious ambitions of returning to the top of English football.
And playing under a manager like Bielsa could be an alluring prospect for Lang even with Milan competing in the Champions League next season.
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