Arsenal leading race to sign €45m-rated Canada international forward

Fabrizio Romano has written exclusively about one of his favourite youngsters in world football at the moment, Lille centre-forward Jonathan David. The transfer news guru rates Jonathan highly and believes he could be set for a big move in the near future, while he has also revealed that Arsenal and Tottenham showed an interest in him recently.

David was considered by both Arsenal and Tottenham before they eventually opted to move for more PL-proven footballers in the form of Gabriel Jesus and Richarlison, respectively, but it seems like he could still be one to watch after the World Cup this winter.

Discussing Canada international’s transfer situation in his latest column, Fabrizio Romano said: “I think he’s a great striker, sometimes he’s underrated. He’s always scoring goals, still young, still able to improve even more.”

“I think after the World Cup his situation will be clear, let’s see if January or next summer. The fee could be around €35-40m but also depends on the performances this season. He was on Arsenal and Tottenham list one year ago then they decided to invest on Premier League proven players like Jesus and Richarlison.”

The Canadian striker, still just 22 years of age, first showed his quality at Belgian club Gent, where he scored 37 goals in 83 games in total before his move to Lille. Since moving to Ligue 1, the 22-year-old centre-forward has scored a further 37 goals in total, and it’s easy to see why big names like Arsenal and Tottenham looked at him.