Arsenal have been linked with a move for Club Brugge star Noa Lang in recent weeks.
According to a report from Spanish outlet Fichajes last month, via Football365, the Gunners joined Leeds United in the race to sign the 22-year-old.
Lang has just under four years remaining on his contract with the Belgian side but is already being linked with a move away from the club.
The Dutch winger has impressed in Belgium over the past couple of seasons after making the permanent move to Brugge over the summer transfer window following a successful campaign on loan with the club from Ajax last term.
His performances have earned him a first international call-up as he’s joined up with Louis Van Gaal’s Netherlands squad for their World Cup qualifiers against Gibraltar and Montenegro this week.
football.london recently took a look at what Lang could bring to the Gunners if the club are successful in their reported pursuit of his services, and it’s fair to say that he would certainly improve Mikel Arteta’s current squad.
However, if further reports from Wednesday’s edition of La Gazetta dello sport, via sempemilan.com, are to be believed, the Gunners now face competition from Serie A giants AC Milan, who’ve incidentally made the decision to open initial talks with the player’s agent through a meeting at the club’s headquarters on Tuesday.
Lang, who is valued at around €40million (£34million), scored 16 times in 29 league games for Brugge last season, and added a further seven assists.
He’s continued that fine form this campaign too as he’s already amassed seven goal contributions in just 10 appearances.
Now that he’s established himself as one of the foremost young strikers in football, there’s likely to be even greater competition for his signature in the coming months. Thus, Arsenal will need to get a move on if they want to complete a transfer.
Source by Football London