The Canada international, 23, has been one of Ligue 1’s primary marksmen since he joined Lille from KAA Gent in 2020, and he is now wanted by two of the Premier League’s biggest clubs.
Man Utd and Villa are both keeping tabs on David’s progress in France, as exclusively reported by FootballTransfers on 8 January.
Interest from both clubs will come as little surprise given David’s goal record at Lille. The Canadian has 36 goals since the start of last season and looks primed for a move to the Premier League.
When it comes to choosing a move to Old Trafford or Villa Park, former LA Galaxy and United States of America striker Herculez Gomez believes David’s decision is easy.
Man Utd or Aston Villa – Who should Jonathan David join?
Speaking to ESPN (as per CaughtOffside), Gomez revealed: “Let me just say that it doesn’t surprise me Jonathan David is being linked to these two teams.
“What team is better for him? Jonathan David, stay away from Manchester United. Stay away from the toxicity that is Manchester United, that is Erik ten Hag and that is the Glazers, as of this moment. Go as far away as possible as you can.
“Now, Aston Villa, wow! You had my curiosity, but now you have my full attention. Let me throw out some names to you, Leon Bailey. He is a great case of what Unai Emery and Aston Villa have been able to do for the player.
“Under his previous two coaches at Villa, he wasn’t doing well and wasn’t the hype and promise you saw at Leverkusen. And they paid big money for him. But now under Unai Emery, we are seeing a player blossom at Aston Villa.
“What does Unai Emery ask of his nine? You need the ability to stretch the backline, but when you don’t stretch it. Come underneath and act as a ten. Act as a playmaker. Be good with the ball. That is Jonathan David.
“With Unai Emery, he can be a prime player and a big player in the Premier League. I absolutely love this move for Jonathan David if it were to transpire.”