£42.5million striker ‘could appear on the radar’ at Villa Park

Aston Villa could still make a move for LOSC Lille striker Jonathan David in the current transfer window, according to the journalist DeanJones.

The highly rated 22-year-old is believed to be keen on a move to the Premier League and is attracting interest from a handful of teams after an impressive two-year stint in French football.

What’s the latest news about David?

French release But! claims Villa and West Ham United are leading the charge for David’s signature, although they could face stiff competition from several top clubs.

Liverpool, Arsenal, Borussia Dortmund and Inter Milan have also been credited with an interest in the Canada international, but his €50m (£42.5m) price tag is believed to put them off.

This is claims that the Villans and Hammers are “likely to arrive with a big cheque”, and French football journalist Julien Laurens gave an update on David’s situation.

“The Premier League is his next destination. A lot of big clubs and mid-table clubs watched him. Lille must sell” Lawrence said speaking to Sky Sports.

Villa have already brought in Philippe Coutinho, Diego Carlos and Boubacar Kamara this summer and their spending spree is unlikely to end there.

What did Jones say about David?

The Midlands outfit was previously linked with a move for former Atletico Madrid striker Luis Suarez, but Jones believes David is the “player profile” they could now look to bring into the club.

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He told GiveMeSport: “We know that obviously, they looked into the situation of Luis Suarez. But Jonathan David is someone who could go on the radar, I’m told.

“That player profile could be the path they take. So, it’s definitely one to watch as Aston Villa still have buying power in this market.

Would David be a good recruit?

David’s national trainer John Herdman dubbed the versatile ace “without fearfollowing his meteoric rise, and he continues to deliver outstanding performances on the biggest stages.

The 5ft 11in striker arrived at Stade Pierre-Mauroy in August 2020 and signed up 13 goals and five assists in 48 appearances, helping Lille win their first Ligue 1 title in 10 years.

And although Les Dogues slid to a middle finish last time out, David still found the back of the net on 19 occasions in the same number of outings, proving his form was no flash in the pan.


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