Arsenal target Jonathan David thinks his best next step would be a move to the Bundesliga, as he focuses on his development.
Various sources are linking Arsenal with a summer move for Gent striker Jonathan David this summer, but the player himself seems to think a transfer to the Bundesliga might suit him better.
Charles Watts of Goal recently claimed Arsenal were looking at David as a possible replacement for Alexandre Lacazette or Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, should either striker leave this summer.
David is clearly aware of all the interest in him right now. He also appears keen on a move, but it’s not the Premier League he’s looking at.
“I never knew big clubs would be interested in me so early,” David admitted to Sky Sports. “It’s overwhelming, but I think I can make the next step.
“It’s time for me to move and go somewhere where I can keep developing and get to the potential that I have. The league that would suit me the most right now is the Bundesliga.
“It’s similar to the Belgian league in terms of the tempo and the physicality, but obviously the quality is higher in Germany and there is more competition.”
This is the latest spanner in the works for Arsenal’s summer plans. Obviously the Gunners could still change David’s mind, but if he’s keener on a move to Germany, it only takes one top club coming in with an attractive offer to make it an uphill battle.
At just 20 years old, this doesn’t have to be David’s last move. Still, if he goes to the Bundesliga and proves himself it becomes a much harder task for Arsenal to get an affordable deal.
Not to mention they’ll need a different centre-forward replacement for the next few years.