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Opinion: Big blow for West Ham as £25 million man Jonathan David makes Arsenal admission
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Opinion: Big blow for West Ham as £25 million man Jonathan David makes Arsenal admission

West Ham may have our work cut-out if we are to sign Jonathan David in January with the Lille ace having recently admitted that he has great admiration for Arsenal.

West Ham and Arsenal are both keen to sign the fleet-footed 21-year-old striker in the January transfer window (TEAMtalk and The Evening Standard.

In other news…Report: West Ham set to open talks to sign £10 million attacker ‘as soon as possible’

David is apparently available for around £25 million (The Guardian). That’s superb value considering the young Canada international’s talent and potential.

Described by The Scouting App as a brilliant attacker with bundles of potential, David has the kind of ability that would get the fans up off their seats.

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The Canadian would be the ideal January transfer window addition for the Hammers but the Gunners could represent a big problem for the East London outfit.

West Ham face stiff Arsenal competition for Jonathan David

The 24-capped Canada international is one of the most exciting young talents on the planet.

He has already scored 18 goals for his country and has bagged 14 goals in 24 games for Lille so far this season (Transfermarkt).

The 21-year-old has a fine record of 64 goals and 20 assists in 155 career games for Lille and Gent combined (Transfermarkt).

David possesses blistering pace, has great movement and most importantly, he has a really high ceiling with which to better himself even further still. £25 million for the Lille hitman would be an absolute bargain.

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West Ham David Moyes may wells struggle to beat Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta in the race for his signature though.

The Canadian recently admitted that he has huge admiration for Arsenal admits links with a potential move to The Emirates, as quoted by L’Equipe:

“European clubs made me dream. Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal, with Thierry Henry and Patrick Vieira. I might not have been ready in my head. But that was the only option, my goal from the start. I knew I had to make sacrifices.”

Taking those comments into account, West Ham will have our work cut-out if Arsenal come knocking for David in January.

Two things the Hammers do have in our favour though is that we can offer European football this season and the fact that we are actually above Arsenal in the table at the moment!

In other news…Report claims Premier League winner is open to joining West Ham in January

It will be a real battle for David’s signature. Let’s just hope that West Ham manage to pull a rabbit out the hat in January.

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