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23 goals, 10 assists – Manchester United hold informal talks to sign £23m-rated rising star

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Manchester United holds informal talks for Jonathan David

According to Belgian outlet HLN (h/t Daily Star), Manchester United have held talks with the agent of Canadian forward Jonathan David.

The 20-year-old has earned rave reviews for his performances for Belgian giants Genk. Having grown up in the Canadian capital, David made the move to Europe in 2018.

An attacking midfielder, he is versatile enough to play a variety of positions. David has notched up an impressive 23 goals and 10 assists in 40 appearances this season. (h/t Transfermarkt)

Manchester United have helds with the agent of Jonathan David
Manchester United are interested in Jonathan David

This has seen him garner the attention of some of Europe’s biggest names including us. According to the report, Arsenal too have held similar talks with his agent. Some of the other teams in contention are Everton, Ajax, Inter Milan, and Porto.

With three more years left on his current deal, Genk are under no pressure to sell. The Belgians can also hold out for a massive fee which the player can potentially fetch.

They are believed to be holding out for at least £23million. Given some of the exorbitant prices on the market, it appears to be a fair valuation. Even a steal if he develops into something special.

Jonathan David is a prolific attacker
Jonathan David is a prolific attacker (Image Credits: Getty Images)

Worth the price!

United have also been linked with Philippe Coutinho. The Samba star is not the player he once was and will definitely cost much more than David.

If the money can be found, it is well worth taking the risk on the young Canadian. His ability to also play as a striker, a prolific one at that, is an added bonus.

We can certainly be a better option compared to Everton or Arsenal, either of whom is currently struggling to competing for a Champions League berth.

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David is keen to make a name for himself in Europe. David had this desire as a driving force behind leaving Canada. (h/t Sky Sports)

He has done well so far. At United, he could play a pivotal role in enhancing his and our fortunes. The reigning Canadian Player of the Year, he also won the CONCACAF Golden Boot in 2019.