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West Ham United interested in Jonathan David

West Ham United are interested in a deal to bring Jonathan David to the London Stadium in the January transfer window.

What’s the talk?

That’s according to a claim made by ExWHUemployee, who revealed in a recent post on The West Ham Way that the LOSC Lille centre-forward is one of the names on David Moyes’ transfer shortlist ahead of the winter window.

However, the insider went on to state that the Hammers’ interest should be taken with a pinch of salt, as the likes of Barcelona, Real Madrid, Liverpool and Arsenal are all also keen on the 21-year-old, meaning West Ham’s chances of securing a deal for the Canada international look quite low at this stage.

In his post, ExWHUemployee said: “There has been a lot of talk in the press and on social media in recent days of West Ham making a move for Lille striker Jonathan David. We are interested however this must be taken with a pinch of salt.

“Other clubs also eyeing the Canadian – who is [the] top scorer in Ligue 1 – are Barcelona, Real Madrid, Liverpool and Arsenal. So a move to West Ham at this stage is unlikely.”

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Fans will be delighted

Despite the insider’s claim that a West Ham deal for David may not be the most realistic in the January transfer window, the confirmation that the Hammers are indeed interested in the forward is sure to have delighted fans nevertheless.

Indeed, the striker has highly impressed over his 18 Ligue 1 appearances so far this season, scoring 11 goals and creating three big chances for his teammates, as well as taking an average of 1.9 shots and making 0.9 key passes per game.

These returns have seen the £45m-rated man average a SofaScore match rating of 6.97, ranking him as Jocelyn Gourvennec’s fifth-best player in the top flight of French football.

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The £35k-per-week forward has also impressed over his six Champions League outings, bagging a further three goals and averaging a SofaScore match rating of 6.88 – with his performances helping his side finish top of their group table, setting up a round of 16 clash with Premier League side Chelsea.

As such, should West Ham manage to pull off a deal to sign the player who has been compared to Luis Suarez this January, it would undoubtedly be a fantastic signing for the club’s board to get over the line.

Not only would David help to fire West Ham to as high a finish in the league as possible this season, he would also appear to be a perfect long-term heir for the Hammers’ current talismanic forward, Michail Antonio.

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