Manchester United are looking to improve their attacking options by signing Jonathan David when the transfer window opens in January.
According to German journalist Florian Plettenberg, Manchester United could look to sign the Canadian international striker Jonathan David in January. And the Red Devils would have to pay a fee of around €50 million.
The 22-year-old has been in fine form this season and could prove to be a quality long-term addition to Erik ten Hag’s attack. David has been linked with Newcastle United as well. The talented attacker is currently away on World Cup duty with Canada, and he will be hoping to impress sufficiently in Qatar and secure a big move in the coming weeks.
David has been one of the most reliable goal scorers in Ligue 1 over the past year, and he has the potential to develop into a top-class player. He has ten goals and four assists to his name this season.
The player certainly has the ability to justify the €50 million asking price in the long run. So the interest from Manchester United seems justified. And it remains to be seen whether the Red Devils are prepared to pay up for him in January.
News #David: Another candidate of #MUFC is the 22 y/o Canadian striker. He was scouted several times and he wants to make the next step. We‘ve been told that Lille would release him in winter for around €50m transfer fee. @Sky_Marc @SkySportDE 🇨🇦 pic.twitter.com/Pjry4bdw3M
— Florian Plettenberg (@Plettigoal) November 25, 2022
The Red Devils are in desperate need of attacking reinforcements, especially after terminating Cristiano Ronaldo’s contract. Erik ten Hag is now left with Marcus Rashford as his only reliable goalscorer, and the Red Devils must look to bring in a quality striker in January.
Manchester United are currently involved in the fight for a top-four finish and cannot hope to achieve their goal with their current options. The opportunity to move to Manchester United is likely to be an attractive proposition for the Canadian international striker, and he is unlikely to turn them down.
It will come down to whether the Red Devils are willing to pay the €50 million asking price of the French outfit. The Canadian international is a prodigious talent with a big future ahead of him. A move to the Premier League would allow him to improve further and playing alongside top-class players in England will only accelerate his development.
Furthermore, Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has an impressive track record of improving young players, and he could help David fulfil his world-class potential at Old Trafford over the next few seasons. It will be interesting to see if he leave Ligue 1 outfit Lille to join Manchester United in January.