£28m ’Phenomenon’ Arsenal reportedly want names the club that ‘interests’ him

According to The Sun, Arsenal are interested in signing David from Gent in the summer transfer window.

The report in the British tabloid has claimed that the Belgian club are looking for £28 million as transfer fee for the 20-year-old forward, described by former Gent manager Hein Vanhaezebrouck as “a phenomenon” to Het Nieuwsblad in April, as covered by HITC Sport here.

The 20-year-old Canada international has said that he wants to play for French club Lille.

David told L’Equipe, as translated by The Sun: “Yes, I want to come to Lille. I have had a very good season. For me, my next step, is Ligue 1.

“And the footballing project at Lille is fantastic. They are a very good team in France. The Lille project interests me.

“I already speak French. That will help during my adaptation period. And Lille is very close to Gent geographically. So I will be able to concentrate on the pitch.”


According to WhoScored, David made 24 starts and three substitute appearances in the Jupiler League this past season, scoring 18 goals in the process.

The youngster also scored three goals in seven Europa League matches for Gent, according to WhoScored.

Missing out

While David is a very…