French Ligue 1 side Lille have splashed out about $35m to sign Victor Osimhen’s replacement after sealing a deal for Canadian star Jonathan David.

French Ligue 1 side Lille have splashed out about $35m to sign Victor Osimhen’s replacement after sealing a deal for Canadian star Jonathan David.

The deal will see the forward leaving the Belgian side Gent to Lille in a $35 million (about 30 million euros) transfer, for France’s Ligue 1.


David, 20, netted 37 goals for Gent in all competitions over the last two seasons, 23 of which came last season. Along with Bayern Munich’s Alphonso Davies, he represents the cre of Canada’s rising talent, and at Lille, he’ll team with a young U.S. national team prospect, winger Tim Weah.

David will wear No. 9 shirt for Lille, which will compete in next season’s UEFA Europa League by virtue of a fourth-place finish in Ligue 1’s abbreviated season.

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