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Canadian striker Jonathan David “very high” on list of Liverpool targets

Liverpool eyeing up Jonathan David.

Lille striker Jonathan David is very high on Liverpool’s list of transfer targets, according to Canadian sports channel TSN.

The Canada striker was Lille’s second-highest goalscorer as they won Ligue 1 last season, racking up 13 goals as the club pipped PSG to the title. He was also in the line-up as the two clubs competed for the Trophée des Champions yesterday, with Lille winning 1-0 to take home the French equivalent of the Community Shield.

Jonathan David could be sold to raise funds.

TSN reporter Matthew Scianitti has said that Lille could look to cash in on their asset and if they decide to do so, Liverpool will be keeping an eye on developments.

“If Lille look to sell Canadian striker Jonathan David to raise funds because of the club’s financial challenges, Liverpool has David very high on the team’s list of potential strikers. Liverpool has long kept tabs on the Canadian’s development,” Scianitti posted on Twitter today.

Liverpool looking for attacking options.

Liverpool enter the new season with their mainstay trio of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino likely to be carrying the brunt of the goalscoring responsibilities once more, along with last summer’s recruit Diogo Jota, who scored 13 goals in his debut season at Anfield.

The back-up options look quite thin with Divock Origi and Takumi Minamino unlikely to be given much game time, unless they’ve done something to really impress their manager Jurgen Klopp during pre-season.

With David’s stats, he sounds like a decent option to round out Klopp’s forward options.

 

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Jonathan David – the journey so far.

21-year-old David was born in New York to Haitian parents and moved to Canada when he was six years old. He made his international debut for Canada in 2018 and has gone on to score a remarkable 15 goals in 16 matches for his country.

In January 2018, he joined Belgian club Gent and finished as joint top scorer in the Belgian top division in 2019/20.

He joined Lille in August 2020 for a reported fee of €30 million and went on to play a key role as the club became French champions for the first time since 2010/11.

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