Jonathan David will never make Liverpool transfer after eight-word remark

Jonathan David will not be joining Liverpool this summer
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Jonathan David, the prolific Lille striker, is heavily rumored to make a switch to the Premier League this summer.

Yet Liverpool will not be his destination. David, the Canadian forward who moved to Lille in 2020, has been continuously firing on all cylinders and performing exceptionally well regardless of the tournament. David's impressive record during the 2023/24 season is marked by 26 goals and nine assists that culminated in Lille securing a commendable fourth place in France's Ligue 1.

Considering his exceptional performance, it won't be long until the premier predators of England's top flight hunt down his signature, much to the disappointment of the Reds supporters rooting for a move to Merseyside, given David's stated affinity for other Premier League teams.

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In a 2020 interview with former Belgian footballer Marc Degryse for Het Laatste Nieuws, David confessed: "I love all teams in the Premier League: Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City, but also Southampton, Crystal Palace, Everton... I like nice teams." But he then clarified: "I'm just not a big fan of Liverpool."

Even though the future might see the Reds face a challenging encounter if David heads toward a rival club, it doesn't seem too concerning for now, as Liverpool strides forward with an imposing trident of Darwin Nunez, Mo Salah, and Cody Gakpo. New boss Arne Slot also has Luis Diaz and Diogo Jota to call upon in offense.

Chelsea, Spurs and West Ham are all reportedly in the race for David, but it's Manchester United, Liverpool's arch-rivals, who is leading the transfer race. A few years back, former PSV player Marc Degryse advised him: "Do not go from Gent to a small club.

"Rather wait. Something big will come. And that top club will come. I think Manchester United is something for you - I’m sure you will be there in about a year and a half. Believe me." To which David replied: "I believe you."

Despite Rasmus Hojlund netting 16 times for United last season, Erik ten Hag might be on the hunt for a more established goal-scorer. As David approaches the final year of his contract, Lille may prefer to cash in this summer rather than lose him for nothing next year. says: If David doesn't want to play for the Reds, it's his loss! Liverpool looked at him in the past but already has better attackers these days.