The 22-year-old has been on their radar since last year when Marcelo Bielsa was the manager, although O’Rourke reckons that Leeds must remain a Premier League club to have any chance of winning the race for his signature.
What’s the latest news involving Lang?
Following an outstanding 2020-2021 campaign in Belgium with Club Brugge, in which he scored 17 goals and laid on 11 assists, Lang emerged as a target for Leeds.
At the time, Fabrizio Romano said: “He’s a target, they are talking with his agents but there is no deal agreed or any official bids yet with Club Brugge.”
But Bielsa’s side ended up signing Dan James from Manchester United, which saw them miss out on Lang.
However, the Elland Road outfit are set to revisit their interest for the Netherlands international, who has continued his outstanding form to help his side qualify for the Champions League once again.
Furthermore, Football Insider believe that Leeds are already working on a deal to bring Lang to Yorkshire this summer, with the attacker telling Brugge that he wants to leave at the end of the season.
But O’Rourke thinks that Leeds simply must be playing in the top-flight, or their chances are virtually zero.
What did O’Rourke say about Lang?
He told GIVEMESPORT: “A lot depends on where Leeds are next season. If they’re in the Premier League they might have a chance of signing Noa Lang, but if they get relegated to the Championship, it’s not going to happen because he will be looking to play at the highest level as possible.”
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How has Lang performed this season?
It’s been another outstanding campaign for the highly-rated youngster, whose numbers have been mighty impressive once again.
Lang, described as a ‘phenomenon’ by Belgian sports journalist Peter Vandenbempt, only assisted once and failed to score in his six Champions League outings, but he gained valuable experience in that competition, coming up against the likes of PSG and Manchester City.
But in the Jupiler Pro League, his form has continued from where he left off from 12 months earlier. In his 31 league outings, he directly contributed to 19 goals, taking his total attacking output for the 2021-2022 season to 24 goals and assists in 49 appearances, highlighting exactly why Leeds are keen on doing a deal.