Leeds United face transfer complication as Jesse Marsch eyes his own Jadon Sancho | Soccer | sport

Leeds have encountered problems with their pursuit of Club Brugge star Noa Lang as Jesse Marsch aims to strengthen his squad. Marsch guided Leeds to safety on the final day of the Premier League season, thanks to a win at Brentford.

The American is now looking to revamp his squad to avoid a repeat of last campaign’s disappointment which left Leeds struggling with a downturn. He should see Kalvin Phillips and Raphinha leave Elland Road for new pastures, leaving a huge gap in his options.

To fill the void Raphinha will leave if he does indeed leave, Marsch targets Lang. The 22-year-old has played in Belgium since joining Brugge from Ajax in 2020, scoring nine goals and grabbing 15 assists last season.

His performances helped them win the Juplier Pro League and he also played the full 90 minutes beating then Marsch-led RB Leipzig in the Champions League group stage. Marsch clearly liked what he saw from the winger as he now tries to sign him for Leeds.

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Like Sancho, Matondo spent part of his academy years at Manchester City but left in search of more playing time. It was something he got on loan from Schalke to Belgian Cercle Brugge. last season, scoring 10 goals in all competitions.

Also similar to Sancho, he was also on the periphery of City’s first team but opted to leave in January 2019 for £11m. He could now be set to return to England, where he will face Sancho, who endured a difficult first season at Manchester United last year.


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Edward L. Robinett