David himself is a self-confessed Arsenal supporter but turned down a move to the Emirates Stadium before eventually completing a transfer to Lille, explaining that his decision came down to a potential lack of game time in north London.
"Everyone knows the Premier League is a high-quality league," he told France Bleu Nord in the past.
"But my choice was dictated by the fact that above all, I wanted to be sure of playing.
"My choice was made quite early. But I understand that it took a little while to finalise between the two clubs.
"Gent wanted to keep me one more season, but I had made my choice and they respected it.
"I always knew it was going to be done, even if it took a little while. I really liked the sports project that Luis Campos [Lille's sporting director] and the club management sold to me.
"That's really what encouraged me to join Lille. In fact, I especially wanted to join a club where I know that I will keep playing and getting better. There is a very good team here with very good players."
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