Jonathan David : Canada’s New Rising Star

Canada’s emerging talent continue to show a rise in European top competitions.  Followed by Alphonso Davies solidifying his performance and a spot in Bayern Munich starting 11, another Canadian shows to be brimming with talent.

The 22-year-old forward player, Jonathan David currently playing with Lille in Ligue 1 France, and represents the Canadian National Soccer Team, is having a strong season with the French club. Last season Lille FC won the Ligue 1 with Jonathan David started 29 of the 37 games played, strong 13 goals and 7 assists.

This season, he has already registered 13 goals which is 5th position on the list for top scorers and attracting interest with his ability to find space in the penalty area. Recently Lille has been knocked out of the quarter finals by the reigning champs Chelsea FC. Reports say that Lille did not bring the best out of David with the club’s style of play who is a more direct player. It’s possible we could see a transfer with interest from Inter Milan, and Arsenal suggest a having link.

As Canada continues to perform, players tend to go up in value with the help of the world cup campaign, based on  how successful the campaign is, we could see more and more Canadian players playing in Europe’s top competition. The looks of it is similar to approach Mexico use in the past to be able to send their players to play in European leagues and solidifying the squad talent, as more and more Canadian aims to play a high-level Soccer.

I believe that these approach of sending players to big name clubs and the players working to play high level Soccer can excite Canadians for the sport. With a huge support Canada can continue to develop their youth ranks in Soccer and see more programs for young talent to emerge.