AA Gent has opened a bottle of good champagne after the difficult negotiations with Lille. It could be done, because Jonathan David left for a record amount. But broker Stijn Francis believes that David would have been much more expensive in another competition.
“Ghent may be satisfied with 30 million euros, but with the qualities of David – who I think is potentially a real European top player – I estimate that his price will quickly reach 60 or 80 million euros. Don’t forget that prices are generally increasing internationally, “he says at Sporza.
“If David played at Ajax, a club would buy him for 60 or 70 million. I’m convinced of that. Look at Davinson Sanchez (sold by Ajax to Tottenham for 40 million). ”
“That is a good player, who can play at Tottenham, but I don’t think Mata from Club Brugge is worse. If Mata plays at Ajax, he will be sold for more than what is now possible at Club Brugge.”