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Jonathan David can officially call himself a player of Lille OSC. The French club has a transfer fee of at least 32 million euros for the 20-year-old Canadian of AA Gent, the Belgian top club confirms The last news. Through bonuses, the transfer fee can still rise by several million. Never before has a player from the Belgian league earned so much money. It is also the most expensive purchase in the history of Lille.
David was acquired on a free transfer from Ottawa, Canada in January 2018. The attacking midfielder developed rapidly and scored eighteen goals last season. Clubs such as Arsenal, Manchester United, Olympique Lyon, Internazionale and AC Milan showed interest, but David has opted for an intermediate step with Lille. For a long time, Borussia Mönchengladbach seemed the biggest contender for his signature, until the moment when Lille came forward for him.
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?? RECORD TRANSFER! ??? ? ? From AA Gent to Lille OSC? ?? 32 million euros, excluding bonuses? ?? Contract until June 30, 2025? ? ???? Most expensive outgoing transfers ever in Belgium ????? ? 32.0 million euros, Jonathan David? ? From AA Gent to Lille OSC? ? 25.0 million euros, Youri Tielemans? ? From Anderlecht to AS Monaco? ? 25.0 million euros, Wesley Moraes? ? From Club Brugge to Aston Villa? ? 21.8 million euros, Marouane Fellaini? ? From Standard Liège to Evertob? ? 21.5 million euros, Sander Berge? ? From KRC Genk to Sheffield United? ? #transfer #jonathandavid #lilleosc #donedeal #lille # ligue1 #LOSC #aagent #belgie
After a conversation with trainer Christophe Galtier and chairman Gérard Lopéz, David was convinced. The negotiations were difficult, as the Ligue 1 club did not want to meet the asking price of Ghent. The Belgian club had an excellent negotiating position because David had a contract until mid-2023. In addition, Leeds United made a bid of 35 million euros, but the Canadian did not see a switch to the English PhD candidate.
Ghent maintained a high asking price, also knowing that Lille has received more than eighty million euros for the sale of Victor Osimhen to Napoli. Monday evening, both parties reached an agreement. According to The last news Ghent will certainly receive more than 30 million euros for David via bonuses, with a maximum of 35 million euros. David knocks Youri Tielemans and Wesley Moraes off the throne with his transfer. Both players left the Belgian league for an amount of 25 million euros. Never before did Lille pay so much money for a player. Osimhen (22 million euros) was the most expensive purchase so far.
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