Newcastle United keeping tabs on Noa Lang to bolster attack

Ankit Mishra
By Ankit Mishra
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Newcastle United are on red alert as Dutch attacker Noa Lang is under the radar of the club in the transfer window.

According to the Athletic, the Magpies have identified Noa Lang as their potential new target to bolster their attacking front. The new owners of the club wish to create a new image leaving behind the previous one and want to be known as a serious club competing for titles.

Magpies boss Eddie Howe is very keen to bring in a profile that can add attack in the final third on the pitch. The 23-year-old Dutchman has emerged as a favourite to the gaffer to bring to St. James’ Park this coming season.

The Club Brugge forward has proven to be excellent in his role with his creativity and making runs to the final third that helps consistently put pressure in terms of the attack. The young prospect has amassed seven goals and provided 15 assists in his 48 outings with the club across all competitions this season.

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With a long way to go and flourish, the player has proven to be an exciting prospect in world football. Surely in a bigger environment such as the cash-rich Magpies who are developing a great infrastructure for the squad, the player could be groomed well under Howe.

A switch to the Premier League would obviously push the forward to a better level but he will need to quickly adapt to the dynamics of the English top-flight. Howe’s United have already made vital signings for the club in the initial phase of the transfer window and the engines are expected to run till the summer window concludes.

The club is in need of a forward as they endured issues with the side unable to make progress in the final third on the pitch. Lang’s inclusion will only add more depth and value to the squad considering the runs he would be able to provide and the players he can find through his passes.

His assists game is pretty impressive for a young starlet but surely the real test will be seen in a league such as the PL. However, with his prime years still ahead of him, he would also be the one to look out for the future.

Making a swoop for the forward would not be a great deal for the Magpies considering that he is a cost-effective option in the front line. Moreover, the club is in a very good position financially making them the richest club in the world at the moment. Therefore, securing the services of certain players and splashing on their wages wouldn’t be a problem.

The Belgian club outfit will certainly demand a good fee for Lang and Howe’s interest in the player could see him at St. James’ Park next season. It will be exciting to see a player of that quality grow under the likes of Howe and what he could bring onto the pitch in the forthcoming season.

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