Jonathan David says it is “very possible” he will be on his way to a Premier League club in the near future amid reported links with the likes of Manchester United and Arsenal.
The 22-year-old has starred for Lille this season with nine goals in 15 games and caught the eye in his three appearances for Canada at the 2022 World Cup.
David previously described England’s top flight as “the best league in the world” and he has now confirmed he expects to play in the division soon.
“I think it’s possible, very possible,” he told La Voix du Nord. “I don’t know if I can find myself anywhere other than the Premier League. It could well be the Premier League.
“It’s a very nice atmosphere. In England, when I watch the matches, every stadium is full each time. As a player, it motivates you even more.”
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— Jonathan David (@itsJoDavid) October 15, 2022
David is into his third season with Lille and has netted 37 goals in 90 Ligue 1 appearances, a goal tally only four others in the division can better over that period.
United are reportedly considering an approach for the forward in January as they seek a replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo, while Arsenal are also in the market for an attacker.
And Lille head coach Paulo Fonseca admits his side face a tough task keeping hold of in-demand David, who is under contract until June 2025.
“It will be difficult to keep Jonathan at the club next season,” Fonseca told La Voix des Sports. “There aren’t many strikers with his skills and numbers in Europe… and he’s just 22.”
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