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"Cash register ringing in Ghent: David agrees to the top transfer"

“Cash register ringing in Ghent: David agrees to the top transfer”

In recent seasons, the Jupiler Pro League has been able to push many players towards major competitions in Europe. Jonathan David, the former striker for AA Gent, has been causing a stir at Lille OSC for some time. However, it looks like he will take a new step next summer.

The Canadian international had great success as a young boy at the Ottawa International. It soon became clear that he had sufficient qualities to cross to Europe. It was also tested with some German clubs, but in the end Ghent won the battle.

At the beginning of 2018, David signed permanently with the Buffaloes. And only six months later he made his official debut with the main team. Although he still has a lot of areas for improvement, it quickly became clear that the striker has a lot of potential.

Champion in France

In the end, David would play at Ghent for two seasons. During that period he scored 37 goals and provided 15 assists in just over 80 appearances. These statistics earned him a new transfer deal in the summer of 2022. This time, French club Lille became his destination.

After a hesitant start, this transformation was also successful. David immediately won the title with Lille in his first season and later also won the French Super Cup. His performance has logically put him in the spotlight at many top European clubs. But each time the transfer failed to take place.

The future in Italy

This will change next summer. It looks like David is on his way to Serie A La Gazzetta dello Sport SSC Napoli is his stated destination. The leading outlet claims the 24-year-old Canadian has given his word yes to the outgoing Italian champion.

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He will earn about 3 million euros per year. It is not known how much Lille will receive. This is also good news for Ghent. according to After all, the Buffaloes are entitled to a fixed sum of around €4 million if Lille sell him.