West Ham are “unlikely” to be at the front of the pack in the race to sign Lille forward Jonathan David, according to ExWHUemployee.
The Hammers insider did confirm that the London club are interested in the Canadian international but there are also four other high profile teams keen on snapping up the player:
“There has been a lot of talk in the press and on social media in recent days of West Ham making a move for Lille striker Jonathan David. We are interested however this must be taken with a pinch of salt. Other clubs also eyeing the Canadian – who is [the] top scorer in Ligue 1 – are Barcelona, Real Madrid, Liverpool and Arsenal. So a move to West Ham at this stage is unlikely.”
David has scored 15 goals in all competitions this season, and he would certainly have been an excellent addition to the squad, but the competition for his signature does seemingly make a deal very difficult to complete.
West Ham boss David Moyes is likely to have other targets in mind, though. FC Basel’s Arthur Cabral, Liverpool’s Divock Origi, Sparta Prague’s Adam Hlozek and Torino’s Andrea Belotti are just some of the names that have been linked in recent weeks.
With Michail Antonio struggling for form at the moment, the Irons will be keen to bring in a new striker as soon as possible next month.