Reported Chelsea target Jonathan David has suggested that he could move away from Lille.
David, 22, is a talented young striker enjoying a brilliant individual season so far with French side Lille.
The Canadian centre-forward already has nine goals in 12 league appearances this campaign, which puts him joint-second with Neymar in Ligue 1’s golden boot race. At the moment, Kylian Mbappe (10) leads the goalscoring charts.
Jeunes Footeux claimed earlier this month that Chelsea are interested in signing Lille’s £52million-rated centre-forward. Graham Potter approves of him as a transfer target, too.
Chelsea target Jonathan David
With existing links to Chelsea, it’s very interesting to hear some fresh comments made by Lille’s young frontman.
He’s remarkably shared that leaving his current side to join an elite team in the future is something that appeals to him, claiming that both the Premier League and La Liga could suit his playing style.
“The next step is growing, having more ambition and a bigger club. Every player wants to play for a massive club in their life, so I think if I had the chance to do it, I’ll go for it for sure,” David told Sky Sports, as quoted by Football Daily.
“I think they’re two different leagues [the Premier League and La Liga], but I can adapt to both, for sure. With the experience that I’ve had in France, it will help me a lot if I need to adapt to someplace else a lot faster so, yeah, I think that both leagues suit me.”
David is clearly a confident emerging star that backs his own ability, often a trait that a lot of the top players have.
He’s averaging a goal every 118 minutes this season in French football. Also, he’s had a taste of European football in the past with Lille and former club Gent.
For now, Chelsea have the likes of Kai Havertz, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Armando Broja as striker options in the squad.
Everybody should be paying close attention to David’s career path, though. It sounds like English audiences will get to see him in the future in the flesh.
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