Journalist Conor McGilligan has said Noa Lang would be an ‘incredible’ option for Leeds United, with Victor Orta keen on the player.
The Club Brugge winger looks to be the subject of plenty of interest this summer, with the Whites – as well as the likes of Milan and West Ham United – tipped by Calciomercato to make a push for his signature.
While talking on the One Leeds Fan Channel, McGilligan outlined how exciting it would be to see the 22-year-old turn up alongside Brazilian winger Raphinha, but cooled any talk of a deal being close for a couple of key reasons.
He said: “I know Victor Orta likes him, but [a] system-based player – is he going to want to get an out-and-out winger?
“A direct replacement for Raphinha is something that, if Raphinha was to leave, I would want. Listen, bringing Noa Lang in anyway alongside Raphinha would be incredible.
“The quality he has on the ball… we were talking off-air the other day and I think Noa Lang is a little bit ahead of Leeds United now. He’s played Champions League football, you’d be expecting maybe a top-four, top-six club to move for him.”
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One of the more notable transfer sagas this summer looks set to be Raphinha’s possible move to Barcelona. While there is apparent interest in a deal from both sides, a move looks set to be pretty complicated if the latest reports from Spanish media are to be believed.
With that in mind, there is a chance that Leeds will go into next season with the Brazilian still on their books. If that is the case, the idea of having him and Lang on the flanks is no doubt a mouthwatering notion – as made clear by McGilligan. After all, the 22-year-old scored nine goals and claimed a further 15 assists this season (via Transfermarkt).
Still, the journalist points out that this sort of form will also make him an attractive option for some of the bigger clubs in England or Europe. McGilligan also has some reservations as to whether or not the winger would suit Leeds’ tactical setup – as Jesse Marsch tends to prefer a more narrow formation, and so this deal may not be that close to happening.
But if it does and Raphinha stays in Yorkshire, next term could be pretty fun for the Whites.