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Bayern Munich boost as Arsenal, Man Utd target David prefers Bundesliga

Bayern Munich look to be leading the race to sign Gent whizkid Jonathan David.

Arsenal and Manchester United had been credited with an interest in the the 20-year-old Canadian forward.

But the man himself has declared his interest in moving to the Bundesliga.

"I never knew big clubs would be interested in me so early. It's overwhelming, but I think I can make the next step," he told Sky Sports. "It's time for me to move and go somewhere where I can keep developing and get to the potential that I have.

"The league that would suit me the most right now is the Bundesliga. It's similar to the Belgian league in terms of the tempo and the physicality, but obviously the quality is higher in Germany and there is more competition."

David also talked about his decision to snub in the MLS to pursue his dream of playing in Europe.

He added: "I didn't want to go to MLS, because I wanted to test myself in Europe. I had trials at Salzburg and Stuttgart which didn't work out. My agent then said there is another club in Belgium [Gent] and I had two trials with them and it went well so I joined.

"What was good for my development is for the first six months I just trained with the team. That allowed me to adapt to the city and the playing style and helped me adapt to the league. The level and intensity was much higher than what I had experienced before."

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