Former Spurs defender praises 20-year-old linked with a move to North London

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Paul Stalteri is the only Canadian who has ever played for Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League (Wikipedia) but that could change after the club have been linked heavily with a move for 20-year-old Jonathan David.

The young striker has had a fantastic season for Gent, having notched up 23 goals and 10 assists in 40 appearances in all competitions (

Spurs have reportedly sent scouts to Belgium to watch the Canadian international this season (Het Laatste Nieuws), and The Express claimed in March that the Lilywhites were interested in making a move for him in the summer.

The Lilywhites are reportedly facing competition for David’s signature from rivals Arsenal and Everton, according to Jeunes Footeux.

Stalteri is in no doubt about his compatriot’s quality and insisted that he expects David to complete a big move in the summer.

Speaking to German publication Bild, the former Tottenham defender said: “Jonathan David is a beacon of hope. He is a huge striker.

“(Bayern Munich’s) Alphonso Davies is one step ahead (but) I am sure that Jonathan will soon land in a major club in one of the top leagues in Europe. He would also fit well in the Bundesliga.”

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I don’t expect us to go for a young striker of David’s profile as it might adversely affect Troy Parrott’s development. Additionally, I believe Jose Mourinho will prefer an out-an-out centre forward who can hold the ball up, rather than a fox in the box like David.

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