Manchester United target Jonathan David could now come ‘firmly’ into view after they missed out on Cody Gakpo, journalist Dean Jones has informed GiveMeSport.
The Red Devils had been heavily linked with Gakpo before Liverpool jumped to the front of the queue for his signature, meaning they will now have to assess alternative options.
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Transfer guru Fabrizio Romano has previously stated that David is likely to be on the move next year following an impressive spell with LOSC Lille, helping them claim the Ligue 1 title in 2020/21.
“Jonathan David, I’m told that soon, many clubs will move and there is a great, great chance for him to make his move in 2023,” Romano claimed on his YouTube channel.
“Let’s see if it will be January, let’s see if it will be [in the] summer, but Jonathan David is expected to leave Lille in 2023 and many clubs are tracking him.”
The Manchester Evening News then revealed that the Canada international is on United’s shortlist to replace Cristiano Ronaldo, while the player has admitted that he wants to play for a ‘massive club’.
Meanwhile, Italian outlet Calciomercato have claimed that both United and fellow Premier League outfit Tottenham Hotspur are eager to bring AS Roma forward Tammy Abraham back to English shores.
What has Jones said about Man Utd?
Jones has told GMS that both David and Abraham are potential options that could come onto United’s radar following Liverpool’s successful pursuit of Gakpo.
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In an interview with GMS, he said: “I think the case for Jonathan David could now more firmly come into view.
“They might even make a check on Tammy Abraham. They like him a lot, so they might even put a check in there.”
How do David and Abraham compare?
David, who is valued at £48 million, has established himself as one of Ligue 1’s most promising strikers since arriving from Genk for £28m back in 2020.
The 22-year-old has registered 41 goals and eight assists in 111 appearances for Lille across all competitions and is also comfortable playing just behind a forward as well as upfront.
On the other hand, Abraham has gone from strength to strength at Roma after struggling to cement his place in the starting XI at boyhood club Chelsea.
The 25-year-old, who cost Roma £34m, has found the back of the net on 31 occasions in 73 outings for the Giallorossi, setting up seven further strikes for his teammates.
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