Player Agent Speaks Out On Official Bids For 42M Rated Arsenal Target

Player Agent Speaks Out On Official Bids For 42M Rated Arsenal Target

Lille have not received an “official offer” for their top scorer Jonathan David, according to the Canadian’s agent Nick Mavromaras.

The striker’s representative did, however, confirm that the 21-year-old is unlikely to stay with Lille beyond the end of the season, with England or Spain his likeliest destination:

“For us, the goal is to finish the season in Lille, but it will be his last season there for several reasons. I think the Premier League is a good option for him. I think that he likes Spain a lot also because he likes the feeling of the ball and the very technical players.”

“These two leagues are a big priority for him, but nothing is excluded. You never know what could happen with Paris Saint -Germain or the big Italian clubs. It’s normal that all these big clubs are interested in the top scorer in Ligue 1, but I can tell you that today there is no official offer.”

Arsenal, Liverpool and West Ham have all been linked with David over the past few months, but there is some uncertainty over how much the Canadian international could cost.

One report recently claimed that David may be sold by Lille for as little as €35m (£30m) but that has been contradicted by other stories suggesting that interested teams may have to shell out around €50m (£42m).

Whatever the player’s price tag, it does appear that he will be in high demand, although Mavromaras’s comments do indicate that any transfer is more likely to happen in the summer rather than in the January transfer window.