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Manchester United urged to sign Jonathan David as ‘smart solution’ to striker problems

Jonathan David reveals desire to play for "massive club" amidst links to Manchester United.
Jonathan David of Lille has been linked with a transfer to Manchester United. (Photo by FRANCOIS LO PRESTI/AFP via Getty Images)

Transfer News: Fabrizio Romano believes a deal for Jonathan David would be ideal for Manchester United

Reputed sports journalist Fabrizio Romano believes that a deal for LOSC Lille and Canadian international Jonathan David would be the ideal striker for Manchester United.

Speaking exclusively on Caught offside, the journalist believes the 22-year-old could be the signing United should look for after terminating Cristiano Ronaldo’s contract.

“Personally, I always mention Jonathan David as smart solution for United or other clubs. I already said it few times; young, talented, available for €50m. But let’s see what United decide to do.”

The Canadian has been a regular for the French side since joining them in 2020 from KAA Gent. The 22-year-old sees his current contract expire in 2025 (Stats courtesy of ). Meanwhile, sites like  had given high odds and all popular outcomes for this transfer to be completed.

David has been in good form this season for Lille. The 22-year-old has started in all 15 league games for the French side so far, scoring nine goals in the process.

Erik ten Hag could do with a young striker like him. Anthony Martial has struggled for fitness, while Ronaldo is no longer at the club. This leaves Marcus Rashford as the only player who can be deployed in the centre-forward role up front.

Getting in a natural striker like David would be a smart move. The forward is only 22 and has huge potential in him, something that he has shown throughout his time in France.

Fabrizio Romano believes Jonathan David would be a good signing for Manchester United. (Photo by PATRICK HERTZOG / AFP) (Photo by PATRICK HERTZOG/AFP via Getty Images)
Fabrizio Romano believes Jonathan David would be a good signing for Manchester United. (Photo by PATRICK HERTZOG / AFP) (Photo by PATRICK HERTZOG/AFP via Getty Images)

United seem to agree with Romano about the striker as it was earlier reported that the Red Devils would be keeping an eye on the Canadian international during the FIFA World Cup.

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