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Real Madrid Eyeing A January Move For This Ligue 1 Forward: Decent Option For Ancelotti?

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Abhinab Ghosh
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Fichajes has recently mentioned that Real Madrid are eyeing a January move for LOSC Lille forward Jonathan David. It is believed that Los Blancos boss Carlo Ancelotti is a big admirer of the French striker’s talents and could ask Florentino Perez to move in for him during the winter transfer window.

David’s Impressive Form At The Stade Pierre Mauroy

The 21-year-old has made an encouraging start to this campaign after putting in a series of fruitful performances as the spearhead of Lille’s attack. The Brooklyn-born has registered six goals in 12 matches for the French outfit this season in all competitions. Thus, we can expect him to make an instant impact at Madrid if Los Blancos can find a way to get him on board.

David has done well to be productive with his offensive contributions as he is averaging 1.7 shots, 1.0 key passes and 1.1 dribbles per 90 minutes in the Ligue 1 and the UEFA Champions League. He has even been impressive when distributing the ball in the final third based on his pass success rate of 84.2% in both those competitions (stats via whoscored).

The Canadian attacker’s current contract at the Stade Pierre Mauroy will expire in the summer of 2025, so Real Madrid will have to make a sizable offer if they are serious about bringing him to the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium this winter.

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GLASGOW, SCOTLAND – DECEMBER 10: Ismaila Soro of Celtic battles for possession with Jonathan David of Lille during the UEFA Europa League Group H stage match between Celtic and LOSC Lille at Celtic Park on December 10, 2020, in Glasgow, Scotland. The match will be played without fans, behind closed doors as a Covid-19 precaution. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)
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Is David A Dream Option For Ancelotti?

David boasts electric pace that helps him pull off a few dangerous runs with the ball in the attacking end of the pitch. He usually works his socks off for the benefit of his side and is a tidy finisher in front of the opponent’s goal. David is primarily a centre-forward but can also fill in as an attacking midfielder or operate as a secondary striker if needed.

The Canadian attacker has got a great leap in him that helps him win his fair share of aerial duels. However, he needs to figure out a way to add some assists to his game if he wants to be a success story at a top club like Real Madrid in the future.

The way David has been playing of late, we can expect him to add a lot of firepower to Carlo Ancelotti’s attack. Hence, he will be a dream option for Los Blancos to pursue when the transfer window reopens at the start of next year.

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