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Man Utd have Jonathan David on their radar, Lille would sell him for €50m

Manchester United have earmarked Lille star Jonathan David as one of their striker targets for the January transfer window, reputed journalist Florian Plettenberg claims.

The club recently parted ways with Cristiano Ronaldo by mutual agreement following his explosive interview with Piers Morgan where he criticised manager Erik ten Hag.

United are currently weighing up their options to fill the striker void and Plettenberg claims that the club have an eye on David and have scouted him on several occasions.

However, the Canada international won’t come for cheap with Lille eyeing around €50 million to sanction his sale during the winter transfer window.

David would be a good long-term signing

The 22-year-old has been in good form for Lille this campaign with nine goals and three assists from just 15 outings. He is currently at the World Cup.

The striker was not at his best during the 1-0 defeat to Belgium this week, but there are still two games left in the group stage against Croatia and Morocco.

United scouts will be closely watching him in the stands. If he can make key goal contributions, the Red Devils could be tempted to make a winter move.

The big question is whether United can lower their asking price. Lille are generally firm on their player valuations and don’t like to negotiate on fees.

The Ligue 1 club also don’t like to do business in the January transfer window. For example, Sven Botman had to wait until the summer to join Newcastle.

David has made a good impression since his move from Gent few years ago and in our opinion, he could be viewed as a good long-term acquisition.

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