Newcastle United are reportedly now eyeing up a move to try and bring Jonathan David to St. James’ Park.
The Lowdown: Goal machine
With eight goals in 13 games in Ligue 1 so far this season for Lille, David is currently the league’s joint-top scorer, outscoring the likes of Kylian Mbappe at PSG, who only has six to his name so far (BBC).
Should Newcastle sign David?
His ability to score from different areas of the pitch has been likened to none other than Liverpool dynamo Mo Salah, who happens to be the Premier League’s top scorer with ten goals so far this campaign (BBC).
The really exciting thing is that David is still just 21 years of age, and so has the potential to become one of the best strikers in world football if he carries on this kind of trajectory – he has bagged 77 times for club and country already.
The Latest: David eyed
As per Le10sport, David is now being ‘closely watched’ by the St. James’ Park faithful ahead of a potential move to the North East.
The Tyneside outfit have ‘already made their intentions known’ for the coming months, although they may face competition from both Inter Milan and PSG for his services.
The chances of Lille selling David in the January transfer window are ‘low’, although there is a ‘good chance’ that a deal could be done in the summer.
The Lowdown: Get it done
Of course, the Magpies will have to ensure that they avoid relegation from the Premier League down to the Championship to have any chance here, but if they do, then David should be a player that they look to get through the door.
With 59 goals and 20 assists in 149 games in his club career, and 18 strikes in 23 senior matches for Canada at just 21 years old, he will no doubt be one of the hottest properties in European football, and there will be a whole host of top clubs looking to battle it out to sign him next summer if he continues his current form.
The Toon need to make sure that they fend off the competition, as David could be their starting centre-forward for years to come, and end up being the dominant face of their new project under the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) consortium.
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