West Ham are interested in signing Lille and Canada star Jonathan David this summer, according to a fresh transfer claim.

The Hammers picked up a superb result on Thursday evening, beating Freiburg 5-0 at the London Stadium and reaching the quarter-finals of the Europa League in the process.

It means West Ham’s hopes of sealing back-to-back European triumphs are still alive, following last season’s thrilling UEFA Europa Conference League win, as David Moyes’ side look to do something special in the next few months.

Whatever happens between now and the summer, new faces will be required in the next transfer window, in order to ensure that the Hammers keep improving.

Bringing in a top-quality striker to link with the likes of Mohammed Kudus and Jarrod Bowen could be a priority, and according to HITC‘s Graeme Bailey, David is wanted by West Ham, along with numerous other big clubs:

“Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal are amongst the Premier League clubs to have watched Lille striker, Jonathan David, sources have told HITC.

HITC understands that the Canadian star has admirers from Tottenham, Chelsea, Arsenal, Manchester United and West Ham United.”

Signing David is going to be a big ask for West Ham this summer, considering the calibre of clubs up against them in the race to snap him up, but he could be a sensational addition if they do strike a deal.

Still only 24 years of age, the attacker has shone for club and country for an extended period of time now, scoring 79 goals in 172 appearances for Lille – he also has 16 assists – as well as firing home 26 times in 45 caps for Canada.

Primarily a centre forward, David could complete a devastating trio with Kudus and Bowen, arguably making West Ham one of the most potent attacking units in the Premier League, and he is young enough to improve further in the coming years.

David is out of contract at Lille in the summer of 2025, meaning the Ligue 1 club could be forced to sell him this year in order to receive a fee for him, and the Hammers should do all they can to entice him to east London.