A big Newcastle United transfer claim has been made regarding 22-year-old striker Jonathan David…
Transfer insider Dean Jones has stated that the Lille forward is more likely to be on the club’s list than players such as Harry Kane and Thomas Muller, of Tottenham and Bayern Munich respectively.
He told GIVEMESPORT: “Jonathan David’s probably a bit more realistic, but they’re going to be linked with again, 15, 20 strikers between now and the end of the season.
“Obviously, they need to stay up first, and then we’ll be able to gauge exactly where they’ll be shopping.”
A report over the winter claimed he’d cost around €55m (£46m).
Eddie Howe will surely be excited by this claim as David would be an excellent signing for his team in the summer window.
The Canada international has been impressive in France and would bolster the ex-Bournemouth boss’ options in the final third.
He was previously dubbed a “phenomenon” by former Gent manager Hein Vanhaezebrouck and his statistics back up that tag. The attacker has scored 13 goals in 23 Ligue 1 outings this season, whilst also scoring three times in seven Champions League matches.
This comes after he found the back of the net 13 times in 37 games for Lille in the league throughout the 2020/21 campaign on their way to the title ahead of PSG. He has burst onto the scene over the past 18 months or so and these statistics show that he can score goals on a regular basis at the top level.
At the age of 22, he also has the scope to improve further as a player. He has the potential to grow and develop parts of his game and this means that he is someone who could be an excellent signing in the short and long-term for the Magpies.
Howe can, therefore, work with him on the training pitch to help him fulfil his potential. He would surely love watching David flourish over the course of a number of seasons, whilst enjoying his performances on the pitch in the immediate future.
This is another reason why the head coach will be excited by the prospect of the Canadian arriving at St. James’ Park in the summer. The £45m-rated gem is a player who has proven his quality already and has room to progress, which is why PIF must now work to get a deal over the line for him to bolster Howe’s squad heading into the 2022/23 campaign.