‘Arsenal or Tottenham’ – Ex-Belgium star questions whether PL duo could sign £33m forward

Former Belgium international Gert Verheyen has questioned whether Tottenham could make an approach to sign Club Brugge forward Noa Lang this summer. 

Lang, who spent last season on loan at the Belgian club from Ajax, has impressed since the move was made permanent last summer. 

The 22-year-old has notched eight goals and 12 assists so far this term and featured in all of Brugge’s matches in the Champions League group stage (Transfermarkt). 

His displays this term have put him firmly on the radar of a number of clubs ahead of this summer’s transfer window, with Jeunes Footeux reporting that he is being monitored by a handful of English sides.

The report adds that Brugge value Lang between €35-40 million (£29-33m), with his current contract running all the way until the summer of 2025. 

And former Brugge and Belgium forward Verheyen wonders whether the likes of Tottenham and rivals Arsenal will come calling for his services at the end of the season. 

He told Belgian publication Het Nieuwsblad: “Lang is 22 and sees [Club Brugge] as a stepping stone. 

“It is difficult to predict whether he will reach the very highest level, which he aspires to. He will not dream of clubs like Brighton. But the question is whether clubs like Arsenal or Tottenham will come this summer.”

On Lang’s loss of recent form, Verheyen added: “The momentum is important and that is now somewhat gone. The Champions League group-stages, in which he proved himself, have been behind us for a while.

“But okay, he has time [on his side]. Who knows, he might even make it to a top league.”

Spurs Web Opinion 

Lang has impressed for Brugge and he is at an age where he can still continue developing. The reported price seems relatively modest too, so it will be fascinating to see if Spurs plan on making an approach for him this summer. 

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