Report: Liverpool told to pay £30m to sign Jonathan David
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Report: Liverpool told to pay £30m to sign Jonathan David

The Liverpool Echo claim that Liverpool have been told to pay £30million if they want to sign Lille striker Jonathan David in the January window.

David, 21, has impressed at Lille since joining the club from Genk in the summer of 2020. Last term, he had a hand in 18 goals for Lille.

While he might not have scored as many goals as he would have liked, the New York-born Canada international was crucial as Lille won Ligue 1.

This season, his goalscoring form has improved – already netting 12 in 22 appearances for the French outfit. His form has alerted Liverpool.

The Reds are about to lose Mo Salah and Sadio Mane to the African Cup of Nations, while Divock Origi’s contract at Anfield expires in June 2022.

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More of a goal threat could be a necessity in January. L’Equipe say Liverpool must pay £30million – while the Echo say Liverpool wanted him from Genk.

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David for £30m: Liverpool simply have to sign Ligue 1 striker

Losing Salah and Mane in January, and then Origi in the summer, dramatically reduces a goal threat. They need a player who score regularly.

Of course, Jota can do that – netting nine in 17 this season. But Origi is hit and miss, and Roberto Firmino is more creative than a goalscorer.

Liverpool need a player that can finish when given the chance, rather than scoring here of there. David would be absolutely ideal.

Naturally a centre-forward, his pace and strength could see him play either in the middle – or replace Mane and Salah on the flanks. £30m is cheap.

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