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5 minutes ago, Obinna said:

Yeah Andre Ayew scored 15 goals in the Championship. He has Premier League experience. Would be a solid signing for a group short on EPL know-how.

As for David, I think it's unanimous that Lille is the better move. I think it happens.  

Yeah of course but for David if he leaves to go to Lille, yeah sure he leaves a Champions League team in Gent but he goes to a better Champions League team in Lille. Plus the French Ligue 1 is a way better league for David to play in rather than playing in Belgian league where David is no longer really being challenged. Lille is a way better team than Gent anyway. At least Lille presents him with a new challenge and French Ligue 1 has some of the best players in the world playing there right now (Mbappe, Neymar, etc)

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52 minutes ago, WestHamCanadianinOxford said:

French Lille site following L'Equipe (paywall) says that it is expected that Lille will finish the deal next week, having upped their offer. 

https://www.lepetitlillois.com/2020/08/02/lille-ne-lache-pas-jonathan-david/

 

Finally because this deal should have been done a long time ago 

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9 hours ago, narduch said:

So how do you watch Ligue 1 in Canada?

I think they show some of them on TVA or TV5 - one of the French language channels that I get with my package.  I rarely remember to check it but have seen a few games on there.  

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https://www.msn.com/en-gb/sport/transfers/alfredo-morelos-rangers-transfer-latest-as-lille-refocus-on-£27m-signing-priority/ar-BB17tigJ

Isn't it amazing that we have a 20 year old player who is preferred to a Colombian international and top forward at Glasgow Rangers? Still a little surreal... 

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19 minutes ago, SpursFlu said:

I would not pack up the keyboard just yet.

I saw that article here first and in that context it looks like a Chelsea fan rubbing in some premature salt. 

 https://www.goal.com/en/news/no-arsenal-move-for-david-as-lille-agree-30m-deal-for-gents/1989r0eghqih91asmp9o3oi3tp

 

I expect it to happen soon but I would doubt this (English) guy would be the one to break the news.  

 

Edit:  From a Lille paper, I do like this partially translated subheading - 

"Optimism seems de rigueur for the arrival of Jonathan David (La Gantoise) among the Mastiffs."

They do seem reasonably confident - 

"L’international canadien devrait donc, sauf – là aussi – renversement de situation, établir un double record. Il deviendrait la recrue la plus chère de l’histoire du LOSC devant Renato Sanches et Yusuf Yazici. Il serait aussi la meilleure vente d’un club belge en dépassant celle de Youri Tielemans (25 millions d’euros, Anderlecht vers Monaco)."

https://www.lavoixdunord.fr/848181/article/2020-08-05/mercato-gabriel-choisi-arsenal-jonathan-david-se-rapproche-du-losc

Edited by WestHamCanadianinOxford

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2 hours ago, Snowcrash said:

Here's a very detailed analysis of David's game and how Lille might use him:

https://cafecremesport.com/2020/08/02/jonathan-david-pret-a-conquerir-leurope/

 

If you are interested, here is the website translated by google translate:

https://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?depth=1&nv=1&pto=aue&rurl=translate.google.ca&sl=auto&sp=nmt4&tl=en&u=https://cafecremesport.com/2020/08/02/jonathan-david-pret-a-conquerir-leurope/&usg=ALkJrhghacLzEQ5sbB9hUd-qWCyU-S6bHw

Edited by maccaliam

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16 hours ago, CanadianSoccerFan said:

Jonathan David is trending on twitter.  No shortage of mainstream Canadian sports fans downright confused.  Asking questions like "what is Gent and Lille?" and "what sport is this?"

I don't have Twitter so do you have any screen captures of these occurrences? I need some entertainment this Friday morning.

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