Jonathan David has been tipped to thrive at Leeds United under Marcelo Bielsa, if he joins the Elland Road club.
According to the Daily Mail, newly-promoted Leeds and Lille are competing to sign the highly-rated Canadian attacker.
That report suggests that the Whites are leading the race because they have offered £27 million and more guaranteed payments than the Ligue 1 outfit.
The Sun, however, have him valued at £31 million by Belgian outfit Gent.
At just 20 years old, David, who was born in New York, clearly has a big future in the game and that price-tag reflects his promise.
The young forward moved to Canada at the age of six, and one of his former coaches, Joe Fournier out of Ottawa, has claimed that he would adapt perfectly into Bielsa’s style in West Yorkshire.
He told The Sun: “With Leeds coming up and being one of his reported options, I think with the way he plays, his level of fitness and speed, he would fit Marcelo Bielsa’s style. I think he could play very well there with everything that Bielsa demands, and that could get the best out of him.”
This is a pretty big shout by Fournier, because not everybody is a good fit to play under Bielsa.
The Argentine is known for his relentless training sessions – including the infamous ‘murderball’ on a Wednesday – and not every player is going to gel well.
That being said, David is clearly making the right noises, and 23 goals in 40 appearances last season illustrates that he knows the way to goal.
And after all, goals is what’ll keep Bielsa’s side in the Premier League, not just lots of running.