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Leeds linked with Gent striker Jonathan David

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The Whites are in the hunt for a new front-man, with Gent striker Jonathan David emerging as the latest link to Elland Road.

UEFA Europa League”KAA Gent v AS Roma”
The Canadian international celebrates a goal in The Europa League against Roma.

Leeds United have put a new striker as a priority upon the club’s return to The Premier League, and alongside the ongoing talks for Joe Geldhardt from Wigan, KAA Gent president Ivan De Witte has confirmed that The Whites have made an offer for Jonathan David.

A report from voetbalkrant.com quoted the Belgian club’s president, following talks with Lille seemingly breaking down despite David wanting to leave, the quotes loosely translate to: “The contacts came to a halt this week, but other clubs are actually interested. With much better proposals even including Leeds,“

The 20-year old scored 23 goals and set-up 10 from the striker and number 10 positions, while scoring 11 goals in 12 international caps for Canada.

David is a highly touted talent across Europe, with a deadly finish, eye for a pass and a powerful physique, with other Premier League clubs reportedly interested.

Gent’s star striker would come at a big cost, with Lille’s offer worth a reported £23 million being rejected, while Leeds’ bid being preferred by the Belgian club, with the asking price being around £30 million.