Bayern Munich are reportedly interested in signing LOSC Lille attacker Jonathan David as a replacement for Robert Lewandowski, with the Canadian international also being chased by a host of Premier League clubs.
According to Sport Bild, the Bundesliga champions have identified the Ligue 1 superstar as a potential candidate to replace their talismanic striker, with Lewandowski set to sign for FC Barcelona this summer after eight years with the German giants.
Bayern are not alone in their interest in David, though, with Aston Villa recently being linked with the 22-year-old forward, with Arsenal and Liverpool also being reported as interested in signing the Brooklyn-born talent in recent months as Lille look set to lose their star striker.
With a reported price tag of £50m, David could become one of the most expensive North American players of all time should Bayern make a move to sign the Canadian star, though interest from the Premier League could tempt the forward to move to England.
Indeed, Bayern have already signed Sadio Mane this summer and have been linked with many more strikers this summer, and David could be more open to playing in the Premier League than in Germany, with a move to the European giants probably a step too far for the attacker.
19 goals in all competitions made it one of David’s most productive seasons yet since moving to Europe, and with Bayern now keen on signing the forward, the New York native has a big decision to make this summer if the Bavarian side make an offer for the versatile goalscorer.
Premier League sides should be looking to beat Bayern to David signing
As one of Europe’s most exciting talents and a FIFA World Cup coming up in November, David’s next move will be one of the most important the exciting forward makes yet in his career, and for Premier League sides, they should be doing all they can to beat Bayern to the striker’s signature.
After all, David has proven to be a goalscoring machine in Belgium and now in France, and with Bayern looking to sign the 22-year-old to replace Lewandowski, the likes of Arsenal and Liverpool will not want to miss out on the Lille star this summer.