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Chelsea get green light to sign striker Man Utd want, as Ligue 1 ace drops huge statement on next step

Jonathan David, Lille, October 2022

Chelsea-linked star Jonathan David has given big sides the go-ahead to come knocking, as he has revealed he is ready to “go for” a big move.

David has been one of the most potent stars in Ligue 1 over the past few seasons. Indeed, the striker has scored more than 10 goals during both seasons he has played there.

He notched 13 goals in his first campaign after making the switch from Gent. The following season, he bettered that tally, bagging 15 goals.

He is on course to blow those numbers out of the water in this campaign. Indeed, he has already scored nine goals in just 12 Ligue 1 games this season.

Clearly, he is progressing at a fantastic rate, and while Lille will be enjoying that form for the time being, they may not do for long.

They might find themselves under siege from some big teams soon. There have been whisperings of a move to a bigger side for some time, though nothing has come from them as yet.

However, Chelsea have been linked once again, after Graham Potter took charge at Stamford Bridge.

Indeed, David is apparently one of the names on Potter’s striker shortlist, as he looks to put his own spin on his side.

The Canada international is also wanted at Old Trafford. Indeed, today’s Transfer Gossip revealed he’s one of three big-name strikers being eyed by Erik ten Hag to replace Cristiano Ronaldo.

Jonathan David transfer could materialise

A transfer could soon materialise for David. Indeed, his stats show that he may soon be ready to swap his Lille shirt for one of a bigger club.

It seems he feels that is the case, too, as he has recently detailed his ideal next step.

“The next step is growing, having more ambition and a bigger club. Every player wants to play for a massive club in their life, so I think if I had the chance to do it, I’ll go for it for sure,” he said, via Football Daily.

While Lille might not want to see him leave, it may not be long until they have to see the back of David.

Many destinations possible

It seems that a host of destinations are possible for David. Indeed, he seemingly believes that he could play for any side in two of the world’s biggest leagues.

“I think they’re two different leagues [Premier League and La Liga], I think I can adapt to both for sure, the experience I’ve had in France it can help me adapt to some place else a lot faster. I think both leagues suit me,” he added.

Indeed, Chelsea ears will have perked up upon hearing David is keen to move to a big side.

However, there is a good chance that they will not be the only side that are interested in him.

Given David feels he could thrive in either the Premier League or La Liga, some teams may share those views. As such, it would not be a surprise if more teams from either league crop up with legitimate interest.

It will be interesting to see where he does end up and how he performs, after his top spell at Lille.