West Ham United make approach for Jonathan David

West Ham United have reportedly enquired about LOSC Lille striker Jonathan David, a target for Chelsea and Manchester United.

According to reputed German journalist Florian Plettenberg, Jonathan David is the subject of interest from West Ham United. Chelsea and Manchester United are also keen on signing the Canadian international in the summer transfer window. However, the Hammers have enquired about the LOSC Lille striker, with the Ligue 1 club demanding around €20-25 million to sell him.

Jonathan David and his journey at LOSC Lille

Jonathan David has been one of the best players in Ligue 1 since joining LOSC Lille from KAA Gent in August 2020. While the 24-year-old has endured bouts of inconsistency during his spell with Les Dogues, he has been the Ligue 1 club’s most crucial performer in the last four years.

The Canadian international enjoyed an excellent 2023/24 campaign with LOSC Lille, amassing 26 goals and nine assists in 48 appearances across all competitions. Meanwhile, David’s progress at Stade Pierre-Mauroy has not gone unnoticed, capturing the attention of several well-known clubs, including Chelsea, Manchester United, and West Ham United.

A man in demand

Recent reports have pointed to Chelsea establishing contacts to secure Jonathan David’s services in the summer transfer window. The Blues are scouring the market for a prolific striker after Nicolas Jackson blew hot and cold in the 2023/24 season. So, David has emerged as a viable target, with his price tag of €20-25 million making him an attractive option.

Meanwhile, Manchester United’s interest in Jonathan David is understandable. The Red Devils are keen on signing a striker after losing Anthony Martial as a free agent. David has thus emerged as a candidate to bolster the Manchester United attack, with the Red Devils advancing their move for him.

As for West Ham, the Hammers are also keen on signing a striker, considering Michail Antonio and Danny Ings are on the wrong side of 30. So, they have identified David as a target, with the club submitting an enquiry to sign the 24-year-old from LOSC Lille. Meanwhile, the Ligue 1 club’s price tag of €20-25 million makes him an appealing option for West Ham.

While West Ham United can offer David the stature of undisputed first-choice striker, Chelsea and Manchester United might be more attractive destinations. It will be interesting to see where the 24-year-old Canadian international plies his trade in the 2024/25 season.

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