Arsenal are keeping tabs on Gent striker Jonathan David, according to Charles ‘hold my beer, Ornstein’ Watts.
The 20-year-old Canada international has been plying his trade in Belgium for two seasons; scoring 37 goals in 82 appearances.
Earlier today, Mikel Arteta reiterated his desire to see contract reopen with club captain and leading scorer Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
However, with doubts over whether the Gabon striker will commit his long-term future to the club, it’s unsurprising we’re putting feelers out elsewhere.
Without wanting to sound too snobby, a New York-born Canadian playing in Belgium could well be the most Europa League signing ever. But I guess that’s where we are these days.
For what it’s worth, Watts reports that David is also being tracked by Manchester United and Leicester and that he could be available for £17.5 million.
If Jonathan David were to sign, he’d be the second player in the first team squad to have a first name for a first name as well as a first name for a surname. The other is David Louise.
Not even sorry.