David is currently a striker for Lille in France, checks a lot of boxes as a forward, and would be a terrific partner and back-up for Harry Kane, something Spurs really need. Born in New York but laying nationally for Canada, David has been on the radar for Spurs and others for several years now.
David first caught the eye playing for KAA Gent in Belgium, where he bagged 37 goals in 83 appearances, along with 15 assists across two seasons with the first team. It was his 2019/20 campaign when he scored 23 and assisted 10 in 40 appearances, that really caught attention across Europe, including Tottenham’s.
David does what Tottenham needs, he scores goals
As Covid struck and the market shifted, David took his talents to France and move to Lille, where they have been regularly honing talent for the last decade. David showed Ligue One was not too much for him in his first season with Lille, bagging thirteen goals and adding five assists in all competitions across 48 appearances.
As he did in Belgium, it has been in his second season at Lille where David has really made a big leap. In just 29 games thus far in 2021/22, David has already scored 16 goals for Lille. While he has not assisted any, those goals have been big and include 12 in league play and a further three in the Champions League.
A menace internationally, David already has 18 international goals in just 24 games as Canada sits at 40th in the world, the highest-ranking ever for the nation.
Able to play as a striker or a second striker, David brings a number of tools to the table. Similar in some respects to both Lucas Moura and Steven Bergwijn, in that he is shorter and has the speed to burn. And at just 22-years-old, David has a huge future in front of him.
Where that future is at the end of January or more likely in the summer is the real question. Having David at Tottenham could be a good thing, for him, Spurs, and Harry Kane, which is the kind of transfer rumour we can all get behind.