West Ham may have to battle Liverpool if we are to sign Lille ace Jonathan David.
The 21-year-old striker is on the radar of Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp according to the Liverpool Echo.
If we are in a straight battle with Liverpool for David’s signature though, our hopes of signing him may well already be dead.
The Reds are one of football’s superpowers. They have far greater financial muscle than us and can offer any potential new signings Champions League football.
On top of that, Liverpool are perennial Premier League title challengers.
Liverpool interest in Jonathan David a big blow for West Ham
If Jurgen Klopp does indeed try to bring the Canadian starlet to Anfield, the Hammers may well have no chance at all.
The 21-year-old is valued at around £45 million according to a report from Jeunes Footeux.
There is absolutely no way that West Ham will be shelling out that kind of cash on one player this month. As good as David is, there is no chance that the Hammers owners will be willing to make such a huge outlay after what happened with Sebastien Haller.
Liverpool, meanwhile, have proven plenty of times over the past few years that they are prepared to go big in the transfer market.
David is a sensational young talent.
He possesses electric pace and is a real live-wire. The Lille ace is a good finisher as well. He has already scored 18 goals for his country and has bagged 16 goals in 27 games for Lille so far this season (Transfermarkt).
The Canadian would be an incredible addition for West Ham. We believe that with Liverpool sniffing around him though, the outlook is bleak for the Hammers.
Perhaps we need to accept this now, move on and target players who are more realistically within our reach.
Signing a new striker will be vital for West Ham this month if we are to really kick on.
And as good as David would be for us, Liverpool are undoubtedly in the driving seat.