Arsenal interested in signing Jonathan David this summer

By on March 15, 2024

Jonathan David

Arsenal have reportedly expressed their interest in signing LOSC Lille star Jonathan David this summer, as per the transfer journalist Graeme Bailey.

The 24-year-old has been displaying promising performances in Ligue 1 in recent times. The forward came under the radar of several big clubs around Europe and it was thought that he would leave Les Dogues last summer.

However, Lille never received a formal proposal from any clubs and as a result, a deal didn’t materialise. But, with the striker set to enter the final year of his current contract this summer, it is highly likely that Lille will look to cash-in on him in fear of losing him for free next year.

Bailey has reported on HITC that Arsenal admire the striker very much and they have been keeping a close eye on his development in recent times before making a potential swoop this summer.

However, the journalist states that Manchester United, Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United are also eyeing a move for him so the Gunners are set to face fierce competition from their rivals in getting any potential deal done for him.

David to Arsenal

Considering David – valued at around £43m by Transfermarkt – is set to enter the final 12 months of his current contract this summer, Lille would be forced to sell the forward in a cut-price deal.

David is a highly talented player and has already showcased his qualities in the Ligue 1 in recent times. So, he could be a shrewd signing for Arsenal if they purchase him.

However, strikers previously failed to showcase their best in the Premier League after flourishing their career at Ligue 1 and the prime examples of that are Nicolas Pepe and Alexandre Lacazette. So, the North London club should keep that in mind before making a move for David.

Nevertheless, it is going to be interesting to see whether Arsenal eventually opt to make a concrete approach to acquire the Lille star’s service ahead of next season to reinforce their attacking department.

Meanwhile, Arsenal have secured their place in the quarter-final of the Champions League by beating FC Porto, and now Arteta’s side have been drawn to play against Bayern Munich. So, a tough tie lies ahead for the Emirates club after the international break.