'Much better offer': Club director claims Leeds have tabled big bid for £27m-rated int'l striker
Leeds United have tabled a ‘much better’ offer for striker Jonathan David, according to Gent director Ivan De Witte.
He has been quoted in Voetbalkrant after it looked like David was heading to Lille next season.
However, it’s claimed that the offer from the French side wasn’t enough for a player that Gent rate at £27m.
It looks like the Lille move is now off, with Leeds in a potentially strong position to sign the Canada international.
“The contacts came to a halt [with Lille] this week, but other clubs are interested. They have made a much better offer, including Leeds.
“I explained again to Jonathan that we want him to play for us this season, although there are still hurdles.”
David is a versatile attacker who can play in attacking midfield, as a secondary striker or up top.
That’s where he’s really impressed for Gent this season after scoring five goals in his last four games playing as a striker.
The 20-year-old has also scored 11 goals in 12 games for Canada, where he’s played as a striker and on both wings.
This versatility and the ability to score goals from any of the attacking positions is what’s potentially so exciting about David.
He signed for Gent on a free from Ottawa two years ago and it looks like they could be ready to cash in and make a huge sum of money from the player.
In a Guardian article from April, David was dubbed an “in-demand” striker who was looking for a shot at the Premier League.
Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham were said to be interested back then and now it seems as if Leeds have stolen a march and actually tabled an offer for him.
This is an exciting development.
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