Former manager describes prolific striker linked with Spurs as a ‘phenomenon’

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Genk striker Jonathan David has been labelled as the best player in the Belgian top flight by experienced manager Hein Vanhaezebrouck.

The 20-year-old has enjoyed a prolific season to date for his club having scored 23 goals in 40 appearances in all competitions whilst also providing 10 assists (transfermarkt).

The Canadian international has previously admitted that he would love to have the opportunity to play in the Premier League after reportedly catching the attention of Tottenham Hotspur along with London rivals Arsenal and Chelsea (Guardian).

Vanhaezebrouck, who formerly managed Genk has praised the forward, who moved to Canada from Haiti at the age of four and labelled him as a ‘phenomenon’.

Genk could typically command a transfer fee in the region of £25million if they were to sell David, according to Vanhaezebrouck, who admits it would be a ‘shame’ if a lower fee of around £15million was accepted due to the financial pressures of the coronavirus pandemic.

“He is a phenomenon. The best player in the country,” Vanhaezebrouck told Walfoot.

“He will be the most expensive outgoing transfer from Gent. They would happily sell him for £25 million or more.”

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