Jonathan David’s agent has suggested the player will move on in the summer amid speculation linking him with Manchester United.
Yesterday we reported on Man Utd’s alleged interest in David, 20, when a story from the Daily Mail appeared claiming Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is monitoring the striker, who has been in fine form in the Belgian league this season.
The Canada international has scored an impressive 22 times for Gent this season and can operate in a variety of different positions in the final third.
Being a young striker you have to say he meets Solskjaer’s recruitment criteria of young, exciting talent perfectly.
And speaking to Het Laatste Nieuws David’s agent Nick Mavromaras stated that his client is ready to join a bigger club: “Without a doubt: Jonathan is ready for the next step. Gent has boosted his career, the club did a lot for him. I understand that they would like to keep him longer, but Jonathan wants to go ahead,” he said as quoted by the Daily Mirror.
“The Belgian league is fantastic for young players, but the moment for the next step arrives and this will come in the summer.”
Mavromaras added that it may be too early for David to join one of the elite clubs.
“His final target is to play for one of the best five clubs in the world,” the agent continued.
“But for now, we have to stay humble. The next step in his career can’t be too big. For example, Arsenal. There we speak about the top five in the Premier League.
“The next step has to be an intelligent one. There, this would possibly be a step too big at the moment. The whole package has to be right. An intermediate step can be better sometimes.”
David won the Canadian player of the year award after scoring 11 goals in 12 games for his country. It’s clear that he’s a goalscorer, but for Solskjaer he must ask if the player is ready to join a club as big as Manchester United.