West Ham United interested in Lille striker

  • West Ham United interested in Jonathan David.

West Ham United are considering a move for highly sought-after Lille striker Jonathan David.

Sky Sport Germany reporter Florian Plettenberg claims the Hammers are ‘seriously interested’ in signing the Canadian international this summer.

David is poised to leave Lille this summer as he enters the final year of his contract, and a move to the Premier League is reportedly his preference.

Manchester United and Chelsea have been alerted to his availability and are considering a move, but West Ham are also in the race.

The Hammers have gathered information on David. He is valued at around £21 million and is already attracting plenty of interest.

A striker is firmly at the top of West Ham’s wishlist, and several players have been touted as possible options.

David has been a consistent performer for Lille since joining the club from Belgian club KAA Gent.

He has recorded 84 goals and 18 assists in 183 games, including 35 goal contributions in 47 games last season to help the club secure a place in the Champions League qualifiers.

In addition to being a prolific forward, David is also versatile and can slot in as a left winger when required, which adds to his undeniable appeal.

Signing a player of such calibre would be a coup for West Ham, but a lack of European football could scupper their plans to lure him to the London Stadium.

However, his determination to play in the Premier League could work in West Ham’s favour, although they’ll need to be proactive if they want to beat United and Chelsea in the race to sign him.

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