By Alan Hutton

4th Jul, 2021 | 6:00pm

Lang can 'light up' the Premier League as source shares Leeds United update - pundit

Alan Hutton claims Leeds United are “onto a winner” as they continue their pursuit of Noa Lang.

The former Aston Villa defender, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, reacted to the latest on Lang’s future.

As revealed by Football Insider (June 24th), Lang is open to leaving Club Brugge for Leeds this summer.

The Dutch youngster is a top target for the Yorkshire giants and preliminary talks over a summer move are underway.

The latest from a Leeds source is that early negotiations are ongoing.

Lang, 22, spent the 2020/21 season on loan at Brugge.

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He scored 17 goals and picked up 11 assists in all competitions and helped the club win the Belgian top-flight title.

Hutton claims Leeds are signing a quality player if Lang can repeat even half of his goalscoring feat in the Premier League.

“He’s playing in a strong Belgian league,” Hutton told Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge.

“It doesn’t matter who you come up against, you still have to go out there and do it.

“To score 17 goals and get 11 assists, I’m pretty sure there will be quite a few people looking at him.

“It will be more difficult but if he can replicate that in the Premier League or even do half of that, you would be more than happy.

“He’s another young player who is an emerging talent.

“Leeds don’t just by a player on a whim, they don’t take a chance. They don’t have that mentality.

“They cover all bases with these players. If I see Leeds looking at a player, I always think he must be decent.

“If he can come in and light it up in the Premier League like some of their other signings have then they are onto a winner.”

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