Chelsea could move for Jonathan David in January, with the LOSC Lille striker open to leaving the Ligue 1 outfit for a bigger challenge.
According to Jeunes Footeux, Canadian striker Jonathan David features highly on Chelsea’s shortlist for January. Graham Potter wants a new striker in the upcoming window, with the LOSC Lille star a firm target.
Jonathan David continues to prove his mettle as one of world football’s up-and-coming forwards. Despite spending a fair bit of time making his mark at LOSC Lille, the forward has come to the fore this season. The Canadian striker, valued at €60 million by the Ligue 1 outfit, is already the top scorer in France this season. He remains an attractive option for big sides.
Having seen many links fail to materialise in the past, David could get the chance to join a top-rated club, possibly in England in January. Chelsea are interested in the Canadian striker, with Graham Potter keen on bolstering the attacking ranks.
Having taken over from Thomas Tuchel only a few weeks ago, Potter wants to stamp his authority. He is eager to design the squad to his specifications. While he knows drastic changes may not be possible, particularly after a huge outlay on new stars in the summer, the new Chelsea boss will start adding in January.
One concern for Potter is the centre-forward position. He wants a lethal option to lead the line, with Harry Kane Chelsea’s latest target. Deadline-day arrival Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has done well, but he may lack the killer instinct Potter wants from his leading marksman. Hence a move for the €60 million-rated David could materialise.
Lille were shrouded with financial difficulties in the summer. But they struck a balance after making a few high-profile sales. However, the Ligue 1 outfit has been open to reasonable offers in the past and could entertain approaches for David in January.
Moreover, the report claims David could be open to leaving Lille midway through the season, which could boost Chelsea’s chances of signing him. He will make the Blues a stronger contender, as Potter wants his side to do better in the league and Europe.