Fabrizio Romano has written exclusively for CaughtOffside’s Substack about one of his favorite young players in world football right now: Lille striker Jonathan David.
The transfer news guru rates David very highly and believes he could be ready for a big move in the near future, while also revealing that Arsenal and Tottenham have shown interest in him recently.
The Canada international was considered by both Arsenal and Spurs before they ultimately opted to look for more Premier League-proven players in the likes of Gabriel Jesus and Richarlison, respectively, but it looks like he could still be one to watch after the World Cup this winter.
Speaking about David’s transfer situation in his latest column, Romano said: “I think he’s a great striker, sometimes he’s underrated. He is always scoring goals, still young, still capable of getting even better.
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“I think that after the World Cup his situation will be clear, let’s see if in January or next summer. The fee could be around 35-40 million euros, but it also depends on the performances this season.
“I was on the Arsenal and Tottenham roster a year ago, then they decided to invest in proven Premier League players like Jesus and Richarlison.”
David, who is still 22 years old, first showed his quality at Belgian side Gent, where he scored 37 goals in 83 games in total before joining Lille.
Since moving to Ligue 1, David has scored a further 37 goals in total, and it’s easy to see why big names like Arsenal and Tottenham looked to him.