Arsenal are reportedly preparing a move in January for rising Club Brugge star Noa Lang.
Mikel Arteta spent nearly £ 150million in the summer transfer window as he began rebuilding Arsenal following their eighth place finish last season where they finished outside the European spots for the first time in 25 years.
Ben White’s £ 50million signing has shown promise in recent weeks as the Gunners have kept three clean sheets in their last four Premier League games, while Martin Odegaard, Takeiro Tomiyasu and Martin Odegaard punched the ground with an Arsenal jersey.
But the north London club are not resting on their laurels as they are already gearing up for the window ahead.
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January is a notoriously difficult window for doing business, but Arsenal believe they have identified a quality player in Lang who plays in Belgium as he prepares a £ 25million offer, according to Voetbal24, via the Daily Mail.
The 22-year-old only arrived at Brugge on a permanent basis only over the summer, after impressing on a loan from Ajax last season, but he could be on the move again as a number of clubs surround the striker.
Lang scored 16 goals in 29 league appearances last season and was named Belgian Pro League Young Player of the Season.
Lang has worn this form in the current campaign and has impressed on the bigger stage winning the Man of the Match award for his performance against Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League as Brugge held the French giants in the debut. by Lionel Messi.
His form saw him receive his first international cap for the Netherlands in their 1-0 win over Latvia this month.
AC Milan and Leeds are reportedly vying for Arsenal for his signing, but they hope they can gain the upper hand with their opening offer.
Brugge hold £ 33million after Brugge took a £ 5million option to make their loan to Ajax permanent this summer.
Lang also drew comparisons with Neymar after his star appearance against PSG, according to the player’s agent Bart Baving.
He told Calciomercato, via HITC: “Noa is Noa, he’s always had that type of style of play.
“He always works hard and has great technique, dribbling and vision. He is also an excellent decision maker and a neat finisher. He is also a generous player, anything but selfish.
“I’ve heard a lot of people say he looks like Neymar, especially after the PSG game.”