In recent weeks, Jonathan David’s future has grown into a bizarre soap. The player indicated in an interview that he absolutely wants to go to Lille and denounced the attitude of AA Ghent in the negotiations, on which Ivan De Witte lashed out at the entourage of David and Lille, which the player would have approached without permission. Talks were ended, but nevertheless the transfer was never completely off the table.
And now the negotiations could accelerate, because it seems that Lille still wants to give in to the demands of the Buffalos. Their first offer was reported to be around 20 to 25 million euros with some unfeasible bonuses and thus remained far below Ghent expectations, but the French would now significantly increase their offer.
According to The voice of the North Lille will place an offer of 30 million euros – without any bonuses – with Ghent. In principle, this meets the asking price, which amounts to 30 to 35 million. It remains to be seen what Ivan De Witte and Michel Louwagie will do when the offer actually ends up on their desk.
According to The last news the alleged 30 million offer was not yet officially made to the Buffalos. But that could soon change now that Lille has completed the departure of Victor Osimhen. So there could be a breakthrough soon. The newspaper also knows that when David’s transfer gets around, Ghent will once again enter the transfer market with a significant part of his proceeds. So even more reinforcement can be expected in the Ghelamco Arena.
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