Leeds United line up Lang talks as Bielsa wants wide attacker

By Wayne Veysey

19th May, 2021 | 7:00am

Sources: Leeds schedule Lang talks after £6m deal agreed

Leeds United have scheduled talks with Club Brugge sensation Noa Lang as they step up plans to bring in attacking reinforcements, Football Insider understands.

United are finalising a shortlist of forward targets capable of slotting into the first team next season.

A Leeds source has told Football Insider that they will hold discussions with Lang, 21, after the season finishes this weekend.

That will also coincide with the end of the Belgian domestic season, in which the Brugge star has emerged as one of its top talents.

Lang is on a season-long loan from Ajax but it has already been agreed the deal will be converted into a permanent one in July for around £6m.

However, that will not stop top clubs across Europe, including Leeds, trying to prise the Holland Under-21 international from Brugge.

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It will also provide the opportunity for the Belgian outfit to turn a huge profit on the player.

Lang has been outstanding this season, scoring 16 goals and providing 11 assists from 37 appearances in all competitions.

Leeds want competition in attack for the likes of Raphinha, Jack Harrison and Patrick Bamford.

The profile Marcelo Bielsa is looking for is a versatile forward in the 18-23 age bracket who can play out wide and down the middle, is quick and has an eye for goal.

United will have money to spend this summer but are operating within a budget and would not look to pay more than £20-25million for the player.

One of the club’s targets, as revealed by Football Insider on Wednesday (12th May) is Slavia Prague sensation Abdallah Sima.

Leeds also looked again at Ryan Kent after bidding last summer but, as revealed by Football Insider, he has decided to stay at Rangers next season.

In other news, Leeds United international attacker “has played his last game for club” after what pundit has heard.