West Ham United have expressed an interest in signing Club Brugge winger Noa Lang, according to a report from journalist Nico Schira.
The 22-year-old has been on the radar of other Premier League clubs, with Arsenal also keeping a close eye on the player.
Lang joined the Belgian side from Ajax on a season-long loan last season and made the transfer permanent in the summer of 2021. He is versatile, often switching between the wing and up front during his loan spell and he benefitted greatly, scoring 16 goals in 29 games.
West Ham are believed to be one of a number of clubs looking at signing Club Brugge’s Noa Lang.
The talented youngster was called up to the Netherlands national team as a result of his goalscoring and made his debut against Latvia earlier this month.
He is known for his ability to make strong impacts in games and he tends to cover a lot of ground in the process something David Moyes demands from his attackers, such as, Pablo Fornals.
Brugge head coach, Philippe Clement, likes to plays Lang centrally, but the Dutchman still prefers to run laterally or on the flanks. His natural attacking instinct shows when he gets the ball in the opposition’s half; using quick passing and fast movement of the ball to impact an attack.
Lang was born in the Netherlands to a Dutch mother and grew up with a Moroccan step-father. He came through Ajax’s academy and had an unforgettable debut, scoring a hat-trick in a 5-2 win over FC Twente in December 2019. He was then loaned out to FC Twente one month later, where he scored one goal in seven games. Club Brugge signed him initially on loan in October 2020 and then made the deal permanent in July 2021. He was a key player helping Brugge win the Belgian league title and domestic cup.
West Ham will face competition via Arsenal and Liverpool if they are to bring him to the London Stadium in the January transfer window. The winger is already on many European clubs’ transfer wish lists, and he may be tempted away from Club Brugge sooner rather than later.