• LOSC boss sets an asking fee for prized striker Jonathan David
  • Arsenal and Tottenham loom as sensible destinations for David
  • Lillie is expected to sell the Canadian striker to the best bidder

Lillie Olympique Sporting Club is aware of the growing interest for prized striker Jonathan David and has now set its asking fee.

According to Jenues Footeux, Lillie president Olivier Letang wants as much as £47 million ($62.14 million) for the Canadian striker, money that could help the club address its financial crisis.

At least three teams are reportedly interested in the 21-year-old footballer. Arsenal and Tottenham were the first names mentioned as keen on getting David to their side.

However, Liverpool has reportedly joined the mix according to the Liverpool Echo.

With the teams interested in David now known, the next step is who will meet the financial demands that Letang has set.

The attention on David is understandable. He has been playing great this season, scoring 14 goals in 24 games.

The output is already more than what the Canadian striker had for Lillie the last term where he scored 13 goals in 48 appearances.

With LOSC trying to cover their losses, it comes as no surprise that Letang would set the bar high.

Hence, it all depends on whether the Reds, Spurs and Gunners are willing to meet the asking fee.

Aside from the money on the table, David will want to join a team where he can immediately get exposure. Of the three teams mentioned, Arsenal looms as that club.

Mikel Arteta is preparing for the departure of Eddie Nketiah and Alexandre Lacazette, something that will leave a big hole in the Gunners rotation.

Lacazette has been linked to a potential move to West Ham United although nothing is final.

Nketiah turned down the latest offer from the Gunners and stressed he plans to leave once his deal expires in the summer, The Athletic reported.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is still around but has been struggling to fire on all cylinders this season.

Tottenham could also be tempting to David. He would get the chance to be mentored by Antonio Conte and could become the Spurs talisman if Harry Kane leaves.

Liverpool may not make much sense, especially if playing time is important for the New York-based footballer.

He could potentially replace Divock Origi, but that alone may not be enough to woo David to Anfield.

Canadian forward Jonathan David is looking for his first goal in French football after a big-money move to Lille
Canadian forward Jonathan David is looking for his first goal in French football after a big-money move to Lille AFP / NICOLAS TUCAT