GdS: Milan lining up €40m move for Lille star in advance – the details

By Oliver Fisher -

AC Milan are planning moves for the future, and they have earmarked Jonathan David as the striker they want to lead the line for years to come.

This morning’s edition of La Gazzetta dello Sport (seen below) reports that Milan have admired Jonathan David for years but in the summer they made a late attempt to try and sign him two years before his contract expires.

Lille didn’t give much encouragement to Giorgio Furlani and Geoffrey Moncada and instead pledged to talk about David again later, which saw the Rossoneri directors sign Luka Jovic instead.

Milan are more than willing to talk about the Canada international again because Olivier Giroud is 37 years of age, Noah Okafor is not a natural No.9 and Jovic was a gamble.

There is a possibility that the negotiation for David will take off as early as January, not just in the summer. He has scored just two goals in eight league games and another two in the Conference League, but finished with 24 league goals last season.

David is quick, he scores goals, he has a knack for assists and he shoots with his right and left. He won a title with Mike Maignan, but at 23 years of age he has a lot of potential to learn and improve as well.

Given that David’s deal expires in 2025, it is probable that the €60m asking price of the summer will drop to around €40m, a figure which Milan see as being a lot more accessible.

At least one approach will be made in January, while from the player’s point of view the idea of a move to Milan interests him and the transfer would be a good step forward for him.

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  1. If they are intent on David, why not offer €50m in January, if we get out of CL group.
    Having a proper striker would be a huge help in the knockout stages and could make all the difference, thereby offsetting the cost of the signing with extra income from a good run in CL
    It takes money to make money

    1. @SJF, U are very right, but I think 50m is way too much for a contract that runs down to a year and half by January. I think 30m-40m might be reasonable

  2. In this market he is easily “worth” 70+ if not more, say were he to be sold to a PL team for example. So no, I do not think we have that kind of money to invest in January nor in any other month of the year and even if we had it I still think he is not worth that kind of money.

  3. With that amount, i think we should go after BENJAMIN SESKO. He has more characteristics to be Pioli’s favorable STC : Big-man (1,94m) with strength & technique (plus speed for Sesko).

  4. 2 goals in 8 matches in the French league, yes that’s the sort of form we need !!!!!

    Can’t wait to add yet another shiny foreigner to our team, forza Inter….oh hold on, we are Milan, I’m getting confused

    1. Yeah, take Scamacca instead!
      25 y.o. , 29 club career goals!!

      But he’s Italian right?

      God forgive me, cause I don’t believe I’m gonna say this, but:
      I’m staring to feel it’s better we’re not owned by pro-Italian biased Americans…

  5. I like him a lot but I would resist paying more than 30 for him. If Milan are willing to pay 50 for a striker I’d prefer Santiago Gimenez

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