Who is Noa Lang? The €23m Club Brugge striker wanted by Arsenal

Nicholas Hughes
Nicholas Hughes
  • 15 Oct 2021 08:36 BST
  • 7 min read
Club Brugge winger Noa Lang

Club Brugge talent Noa Lang hasn’t wasted any time making a name for himself in Belgian football.

After joining from Dutch giants Ajax in the summer of 2020 in a loan deal that later became permanent, the young forward has quickly found his feet in the Belgian Pro League and quickly set about dominating it.

The young player’s remarkable rise has now attracted interest from bigger clubs around Europe that now wonder if Lang is already well equipped to play at a higher level.

Lang truly announced himself on the continent after an outstanding display against PSG in the opening game of the Champions League group stages.

How old is Noa Lang?

Lang was born on 17 June 1999, making him 22 years old.

How tall is Noa Lang?

Lang stands at 177cm, or around five-feet-ten-inches.

What position does Noa Lang play in?

Lang is capable of playing in all attacking positions, but is predominantly a left-winger or centre forward.

How good is Noa Lang?

After battling for multiple years to get first-team opportunities at Ajax, Lang moved on to Brugge and has immediately shown his quality, and sent to a message to his former club on the way.

In his first season in Belgium, Lang struck 16 goals to go along with seven assists to help Brugge win the Belgian Pro League title, while also adding a goal and an assist in the Champions League group stages.

Lang has continued in a similar vein at the start of this season, with three goals and four assists through his first 10 games and a goal in Brugge’s Belgian Super Cup victory to begin the campaign.

Arguably most impressively, though, Lang outperformed PSG’s wonder trio of Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe and Neymar, winning the UEFA Man of the Match award as Brugge held the French giants to a 1-1 draw in the opening game of the Champions League group stages in 2021.

A brilliant reverse pass proved to be the hockey assist for his side’s equaliser in the game, while his five completed take-ons in the match was the same total that PSG’s fabled trio achieved collectively.

The young player's remarkable start to the season was then awarded with his first caps for the Netherland's national team, as Louis Van Gaal turned to the young winger to start against Gibraltar, where he bagged an assist, and then come on as a late substitute against Latvia.

He is very quick, technically gifted in the dribble but has superb vision and range of passing while also possessing a keen eye for goal.

When clubs were circling for the Dutchman in the summer, Brugge manager Philippe Clement insisted that Lang was happy at the club and that any move would come at a serious cost.

Of course it will have to be for a lot of money because the club is ambitious and we keep raising the bar.
- Philippe Clement

What clubs are interested in Noa Lang?

After that stunning performance against PSG, it has emerged that Arsenal are looking at bringing Lang to the Emirates.

Mikel Arteta spent big over the summer as his Arsenal rebuild continues, but he could be tempted to shell out more money in the January window.

A report from the Daily Mirror in mid October has also suggested that Brugge manager Clement has given the London club the green light to make a move for the winger in the Janaury window.

Leeds United were heavily linked with the Dutchman’s signature in the summer, though Brugge’s stance meant an official bid was never forthcoming.

When does Noa Lang’s contract expire?

Brugge worked wonders in the immediate aftermath of the PSG clash, warding off any interest by announcing a new long-term deal for Lang.

That keeps the Dutchman tied down until 2025, though it will remain to be seen whether or not he sees out much of the contract or whether it simply increases his price tag for a future move.

What is Noa Lang’s Instagram?

Lang has 288k followers on his Instagram account as of October 2021.

Who is Noa Lang’s girlfriend?

Is not currently dating anyone publicly.