Lille midfielder Jonathan David has admitted that he wants to play in the Premier League, but is he the right fit for Chelsea?
David has had a strong start to the Ligue 1 season, scoring nine goals and providing three assists in 14 appearances.
His performances have fueled speculation that both Chelsea and Newcastle are interested in completing a transfer during the January window, as both are looking to add depth to their squads.
Chelsea’s main striker is Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, and while Kai Havertz is a capable backup, he lacks the quality that David would bring to the Blues’ squad if signed.
However, when asked about his links to Chelsea, David stated, “I am unaware of anything.” When I’m at the World Cup, all I can think about is trying to enjoy the game and the moment.
“I don’t know what happens after that; we’ll have to wait and see.”
“The Premier League is the best league in the world, and I believe every player aspires to play there at some point.”
Reporter Iomie Stanley told reporter that David is not the right man to lead their attack, saying: ‘His performances for Lille this season and at the World Cup just shows that the player has real ability – he could easily play for England.’
However, moving to Stamford Bridge may not be the best decision for him because they do not play the type of football that would bring out the best in the star.
‘They need a forward who can make an immediate impact on that squad – someone who has already proven themselves in the Premier League and who can deal with the physical aspect of the English game.’
‘Chelsea do need to sign a striker in the coming windows, but they aren’t sure David is the right man for them.’