Liverpool have reportedly moved to the front of the queue to sign Club Brugge forward Noa Lang, according to Calciomercato.
The Dutchman was close to joining Leeds United but with Liverpool in need of attacking depth, signing someone like Lang could help paper over the cracks when Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah jet off for the AFCON in 2022.
Karim Adeyemi has been very heavily linked with the Reds but his preference is a move to Germany as it will allow him to develop more steadily with more game time and in a less intense and competitive environment.
Noa Lang, who scored 17 goals and assisted 11 last season for Brugge, has been in good form this term and will have several sides tracking him closely ahead of both the winter and summer transfer windows.
Liverpool have moved to the front of the queue to sign Lang, with Arsenal also reported by Calciomercato to be in a strong position.
Brugge value him at €25million (€21.1m) and he seems like just the type of player that FSG would agree to sign for Jurgen Klopp due to the low fee and given that he’s just 22 years old, he has most of his career ahead of him which makes him a financial asset for the Reds should they sign him.
The Americans like signing players that can make an immediate impact that also have huge potential and while some fans would prefer to see the likes of Erling Haaland and Kylian Mbappe arrive at the club, Lang would also demand much lower wages which will be a major positive for FSG.
With Brugge expected to drop out of the Champions League after the group stages despite them sitting pretty in second place ahead of Manchester City and RB Leipzig.
This should allow Liverpool to sign Lang in January should they decided to dip into the winter market to replenish their squad and with Salah and Mane off to represent Egypt and Senegal at AFCON, it would be a welcome boost to Jurgen Klopp’s attacking squad depth.
This is the first we’ve really heard of Lang in connection with Anfield and so it’s prudent to wait for more credible reports but it could be a very interesting move from Liverpool.