Lille striker Jonathan David kicked Wolfsburg out of the Champions League. After the past few months, that is not surprising.
Not Kylian Mbappe, not Neymar. and not Lionel Messi either. If you take a look at the goalscorers list in the French Ligue 1, there is not a representative of the Parisian star trio at the top. No, Jonathan David from Lille OSC says hello from above.
Even more: the 21-year-old striker is currently as successful as the three PSG stars together. David has scored a whopping eleven goals in 17 league games so far. Mbappe (seven goals), Neymar (three goals) and Messi (one goal) add up to the same value.
It is the continuation of a surprise story that began with Lille’s Ligue 1 championship last season and for David it may end there next summer. After a difficult start, the Canadian experienced a performance explosion in 2021 that has not gone unnoticed by numerous top European clubs.
Liverpool, PSG and € 50m: David and the hottest rumors
According to media reports, Arsenal, Liverpool and PSG are now following the striker.
In the last three Champions League games, the Canadian scored three times, including on the last matchday at VfL Wolfsburg, and brought Lille to the round of 16 as first in the table. And everything indicates that his future will not lie in Lille beyond the summer.
“Lille’s economic strategy is to sell the Striker for at least 50m € ,” explains Hernandez. In addition, David himself wants “more”. Lilles eleventh place in the table and a possible missing of the Champions League in the coming year would not strengthen the position of the club.
Where David would fit best : “Ideal for the Firmino role”
With all this speculation, now the question is, which club should David choose?
“I think the Premier League or the Bundesliga would be an ideal fit for him,” said Hernandez.
Above all, the Reds from Liverpool are a good target:
“Due to his variability, he has the necessary profile to assert himself there in a role similar to Roberto Firmino, i.e. as a nine or false nine.”
What do you think, which club would fit David better?