Lille striker and Premier League target Jonathan David has fuelled fire about a potential move to the English top flight this summer, admitting that the Premier League is a ‘dream’ and ‘one of the best leagues in the world’.
The Canadian striker has been on the radar of several Premier League clubs in recent years, with Arsenal reportedly tracking his before he made the move to Lille. He has since overtaken Eden Hazard as the club’s all time top goalscorer, and is reportedly on the radar of both Chelsea and Manchester United.
The two sides are in desperate need of attacking reinforcements, with Erik ten Hag’s side currently relying on loanee Wout Weghorst following the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo in November. The Dutchman’s deal is unlikely to be made permanent, while Anthony Martial has missed much of his Manchester United career through injury and will not be relied upon by the club to lead the line.
Chelsea, meanwhile, are on the hunt for a no.9, with Romelu Lukaku likely to leave this summer and Kai Havertz yet to inspire real confidence in the Blues attack.
Now, both sides have been dealt a major boost should they wish to pursue a move for David, with the Canadian opening up on his dream next move.
“The furthest I can see for the moment is the next game and helping Lille get back into the top four”, the Lille man explained.
“The rest will come. Premier league? One of the best leagues in the world, so why not?”
“Saturday mornings growing up in Canada were about the Premier League and LaLiga.
“Premier League and LaLiga are every kid’s dream”.
With a rumoured £60m price tag on his head, David could be one of the better options on the market this summer for those on the hunt for a forward.