Former Sven Botman teammate opens up on Premier League move amid Newcastle United interest

The forward has been linked with some of European football’s biggest clubs after impressing in France.

Newcastle United have once again been linked with a move for Lille forward Jonathan David - and he has already given an indication of his view on a move to the Premier League.

The Magpies are believed to be monitoring several players around Europe ahead of the January transfer window as they look to build on the impressive start to the season that has led them into the top four of the Premier League.

Canada international David is one player that has been linked with a move to Tyneside in the recent past and those links have resurfaced in France. Media Foot have suggested Newcastle are preparing to make a move for the 22-year-old after he scored nine goals and provided three assists during 15 Ligue 1 appearances so far this season.

David - a former team-mate of Sven Botman in the 18 months prior to the Dutch Under-21 star’s move to Tyneside - has already discussed the possibility of moving away from Lille and secure a first chance to impress in England or Spain.

Speaking last month he told Sky Sports: “For me I was always watching European football on TV so for me that was the goal, I only wanted to go to Europe. I think the next step is always growing, having more ambition, maybe a bigger club. I think every player wants to play for a massive club in their life, I think if I had the chance to do it, I’d do it for sure. I think they’re two different leagues (Premier League and La Liga), I think I can adapt to both for sure, the experience I’ve had in France it can help me adapt to some place else a lot faster. I think both leagues suit me.”

David has also been linked with moves to Liverpool and Manchester United over the last six months and the forward will hope to impress when his side face Belgium, Croatia and Morocco in their first appearance at the World Cup Finals.