Lille have completed the signing of Jonathan David from KAA Genk on a five- year, keeping him at the club until 2025, he will wear the number 9 jersey.
“I’m really happy. I’ve been eagerly awaiting this day and it’s a pleasure to be a Dogue. I know the project that has been put in place here by the President, Luis Campos, and Christophe Galtier.
This is a very good team with great players. I want to play and to progress and I think that this is the perfect place.
I’m a player who knows his place on the pitch. I love to play to my qualities: notably with speed and and technique. I’m also eager to see our fans! Let’s go LOSC !” David said
48 goals and 20 assists in 95 games: thus reads Jonathan David’s record for his first two professional seasons.
“We are very proud today to welcome Jonathan David, a great talent who has already demonstrated at his young age all his potential and his many qualities within the Belgian championship.
He is a player with not only great physical and technical abilities, but also mental qualities which make him particularly alert, agile and decisive.
Jonathan is a very intelligent boy who I am sure will fit in with the LOSC style of play and the French championship.
We thank him for choosing to join our project and wish him the best of luck in our jersey.” Lille CEO, Marc Ingla added.
The young Canadian international, of Haitian origin and born in Brooklyn New York on January 14 2000, has lit up the playing fields since his arrival in Belgium in 2018.
Having grown up between Haiti and Canada, it was the latter where Jonathan’s footballing rise began via several clubs in Ottawa.
An immense, raw talent, the young striker was quickly called upon to represent Canada at youth level before Europe beckoned and, with it, a chance to fulfil his huge potential. He landed at Gent, where he made his first-team debut at 18.
Along with his impressive feats at club level, Jonathan David is already the proud wearer of the captain’s armband with Canada.
Voted Canada’s Footballer of the Year for 2019 and crowned top scorer at the Gold Cup (the flagship football competition of North America, Central America and the Caribbean) that same year, the striker who has been a senior international since the age of 18 has already racked up 11 goals in 12 games with the MNT.
An innately talented goalscorer, Jonathan David plays a big offensive role in his teams and is capable of supplying that key pass as well as finishing.
Added to his undoubted qualities of speed and efficiency in front of goal, the boy from Brooklyn is also fiercely mentally strong and mature.