Tottenham interested in highly-rated Ligue 1 youngster as Antonio Conte eyes first signing

The Canadian is one of Europe’s hottest prospects.

Tottenham Hotspur are interested in signing Lille’s young Canadian superstar Jonathan David, as Antonio Conte eyes his first signing as Tottenham boss, as per reports from Matthew Scianitti.

The 22-year-old, who only celebrated his birthday less than a week ago, has risen to prominence in Europe due to his good performances at Lille, and is wanted by some of Europe’s biggest clubs, including Barcelona and Manchester United.

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Tottenham are also reportedly interested in signing the Canadian, as boss Antonio Conte takes his time over signing his first player at Spurs.

Kane often drops deep, and the space vacated by him isn’t usually penetrated by a player, stifling Spurs’ attacks.

And with Spurs accumulating a very impressive xG when deploying the 3-5-2 formation, with no suitable alternative to Kane, Conte are rightly so in the market for a striker.

David began his youth career in Canada, with Gloucester Dragons, before moving on to Ottawa Hornets.

He could’ve also chosen to represent the United States, given his birthplace of Brooklyn, New York, but chose to represent Canada, and has gone on to don the red jersey 24 times, scoring 18 goals.

Despite his youth career, David has never played professional football in Canada and made his full senior debut in Belgium, with Gent, who he signed for in January 2018.

He excelled in Belgium, and was snapped up by his current club Lille in 2019, signing for the Ligue 1 club for over £30 million, making him the most expensive Canadian of all time.

So far with Lille, he has won the Ligue 1 title and has scored 25 goals in 58 appearances.

And this season, he sits top of the goal chart in the league, netting 12 times in 20 games.

The fee that clubs will have to pay for David is not known, but highly reliable and respected have the market value of the striker at £45 million.