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Will David Get a Big Move in the Summer?

14/05/24
Will David Get a Big Move in the Summer?
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There will be many top clubs around Europe looking for a new striker to add to their ranks for the 2024/25 season.

Finding a consistent goal scorer is one of the keys to success but it is not always easy to find the right player at the best price. Could this summer be the time for a big team to make a bid for Jonathan David?

David currently plays for Lille in France and has 19 Ligue 1 goals to his name this season with just one match remaining in the campaign.

The Canadian international also has 4 assists, meaning a total of 23 goal involvements in 33 games.

Kylian Mbappe will finish the 2023/24 Ligue 1 season as the top goal scorer but it has been another extremely consistent campaign from David.

Only 2 of David’s 19 goals have come from the penalty spot and he has scored the first goal 14 times this season, which means David is regularly giving his team the advantage in matches.

Last season, David finished with 24 goals in Ligue 1 and he netted 15 times in the 2021/22 Ligue 1 season.

His debut season for Lille in Ligue 1 ended with 13 goals, which was a good return having made the step up from the Belgian Pro League.

David has also scored regularly when playing for Canada and was one of their key players in their qualification for the 2022 World Cup.

At the time of writing, David has 26 goals in 46 appearances for Canada, which is a better average than 1 goal every 2 games.

David is 24 years old and is entering his prime as a striker. He has plenty of pace, which is something many coaches are now looking for in their forward players.

David is also a fantastic finisher and knows how to score goals. His statistics are evidence of how good he is in-front of goal and it will be interesting to see if any teams make a bid for David’s services in the summer transfer window.

Not only can David play as a central striker but he also has the ability to play as a second striker thanks to his close control and passing accuracy.

David has an over 82% passing accuracy rating in Ligue 1 this season and that compares well with the likes of Bukayo Saka, Bruno Fernandes, Erling Haaland, Lautaro Martinez, Vinicius Junior, and Harry Kane.

So, David can bring a lot more than goals to a team and with his contract due to expire in 2025, now could be the time for a team to make a move for the Canadian.

Is David on the radar of big clubs around Europe or will Lille be able to keep hold of their striker and extend his contract?

Home team
Away team
Probability %
1X2
Pred
Correct score
Avg. goals
Weather conditions
Coef.
Score
Live
coef.
Fr1
222553
2
0 - 2
2.12
16°
1.91
4.00 3.50 1.91 no no no
FT
1 - 2(0 - 2)
-
- - -

Ligue 1

Ligue 1 Regular Season
OVERALL TABLE PTS GP W D L +/-
1
PSG 76 34 22 10 2 48
2
Monaco 67 34 20 7 7 26
3
Brest 61 34 17 10 7 19
4
Lille 59 34 16 11 7 18
5
Nice 55 34 15 10 9 11
6
Lyon 53 34 16 5 13 -6
7
Lens 51 34 14 9 11 8
8
Olympique Marseille 50 34 13 11 10 11
9
Reims 47 34 13 8 13 -5
10
Rennes 46 34 12 10 12 7
11
Toulouse 43 34 11 10 13 -4
12
Montpellier 41 34 10 12 12 -5
13
Strasbourg 39 34 10 9 15 -12
14
Nantes 33 34 9 6 19 -25
15
Le Havre 32 34 7 11 16 -11
16
Lorient 29 34 7 8 19 -23
17
Metz 29 34 8 5 21 -23
18
Clermont 25 34 5 10 19 -34

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