Report: Neymar-like attacker's asking price set at £34m; Arsenal and Leeds are keen
According to a report from Voetbal Belgie, Arsenal, Leeds and West Ham United-linked Noa Lang will cost a lot of money in January.
The Dutchman has made a fantastic name for himself in Belgium over the last two years. He initially joined Club Brugge on loan at the start of last season and that move was made permanent in the summer.
At Brugge, Lang has scored 21 goals and has provided 16 assists in 54 appearances. He is one of their star players and having directly been involved in nine goals in all competitions this campaign, he is being courted by a number of big clubs.
The report claims that Arsenal, West Ham, Leeds, AC Milan and Borussia Monchengladbach are all interested in his services. He is almost guaranteed to leave Brugge in one of the next two windows, but he will not be cheap.
Club Brugge set new asking price for Arsenal-linked Noa Lang
Voetbal Belgie claim that Club Brugge have no interest in selling Lang in the January transfer window. They want to keep hold of him until the end of the season and to achieve that, they’ve set a hefty asking price.
The report claims that Brugge have slapped a £34 million (€40m) price tag on Lang to fend off interest from potential suitors in January.
If one of Arsenal, Leeds or West Ham decide to table that amount, it will set a new transfer record in Belgium. That’s the only way Brugge will consider selling him in January, but that figure is not beyond the reach of English clubs.
Lang has been likened to Neymar
Bart Baving, Lang’s agent, spoke to CalcioMercato last month about all the transfer rumours floating around. He confirmed in the interview that there is interest from AC Milan but the quote that got everyone’s attention was when he said that people are comparing his client to Neymar.
Baving said: “Noa is Noa, he has always had this kind of style of play.
“He always works hard and has excellent technique, dribbling and vision. He’s also an excellent decision-maker and a neat finisher. He is also a generous player, anything but selfish.
“I’ve heard a lot of people say he plays like Neymar, especially after the PSG match.”
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