Lille is about to sell attacker Victor Osimhen to Napoli and is looking to replace the Nigerian again looking at the Jupiler Pro League. The French have their eye on Jonathan David and the Canadian has an ear for that, but AA Gent thinks otherwise.
Lille is said to be able to catch around 80 million euros for Victor Osimhen, who was still enjoying the good weather at Charleroi in the 2018-2019 season. And the French already have in mind Osimhen’s replacement: Jonathan David.
According to the French sports newspaper L’Equipe, Lille has auctioned 25 million euros for the 20-year-old Canadian, although the question is at what price AA Gent wants to let its golden rooster leave. “These are difficult negotiations,” says David himself in L’Equipe. “But I made it clear to the club that I want to go to Lille.”
“I have had a good season at Ghent. The next step for me is the Ligue 1. The sports project is top. Lille is a top club in France. I hope that a solution will come soon, because Lille has a very nice AA Gent has always said it wouldn’t stop a transfer. What the club is asking for me now is not realistic. “
Jonathan David was the absolute seasoner at AA Gent last season. The young Canadian was a co-top scorer in the Jupiler Pro League with 18 goals and was voted Player of the Year at the Buffalos. It is therefore questionable whether Ghent will let David leave.
Chairman Ivan De Witte is therefore clear to our editorial staff about the Ghent plans with Jonathan David: “We absolutely want to keep him in Ghent.”