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Gent star Jonathan David has recently been linked with a move to Liverpool and has admitted to Sport Magazine that the ongoing rumours have encouraged him to step up his game.
According to Walfoot, a grand total of 27 clubs from all over the continent sent scouts to watch David in action during Gent’s recent Europa League clash with Roma.
Representatives from Liverpool, as well as Tottenham, Aston Villa, Wolves and Southampton, were all present at the Ghelamco Arena to watch him play.
When asked about rumoured links with Liverpool, David said:
“It encourages me to improve my level. People may say that the Belgian league does not mean much, but it is certainly a nice springboard for young players who want to get a chance at the highest level.
“In Belgium you are constantly in the shop window, because many foreign clubs come here to look for talent.
“Despite my young age, I feel ready for the next phase in my career.”
The Canadian midfielder has made 40 appearances for Gent this season so far, scored 23 goals and provided 10 assists.