David Raya agent confirms Chelsea, Manchester United wanted to sign him

Manchester United and Chelsea were interested in the services of the 28-year-old Spanish shot-stopper David Raya.

According to a report by 90min, Manchester United and Chelsea were keen on having David Raya in their ranks. Both English clubs wanted to sign him in the summer before he ended up joining Arsenal on a loan deal with an option to buy.

Raya came through the ranks at Blackburn before joining Brentford in the summer of 2019. He went from strength to strength after making the moves to the Bees. His impressive performances resulted in him being called up to the national team.

The 28-year-old has been one of the best goalkeepers in the Premier League of late. And, there was a lot of interest in his services during the summer transfer window. His agent Jaume Munell has confirmed that multiple clubs submitted offers for the Brentford shot-stopper. But, the Bees were not ready to accept their terms.

Manchester United and Chelsea were both interested in the services of the 28-year-old. Both clubs even enquired about his availability. While they never made any concrete offers, they were interested in having the Spanish international in their ranks.

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The Blues had parted ways with Edouard Mendy and they were on the lookout for a new shot-stopper. While they ended up signing Robert Sanchez, the London club were keen on having the Arsenal goalkeeper in their ranks.

Even Manchester United had parted ways with David De Gea and wanted to sign a new number one. They were linked with numerous shot-stoppers and Raya was one of them. However, Erik ten Hag was keen on having Andre Onana at his disposal and he ended up signing him from Inter Milan in a big-money move.

Eventually, Arsenal managed to acquire his services. The Gunners were linked with the 28-year-old since 2021 and their long-standing interest made them frontrunners for his signatures. Mikel Arteta wanted him at his disposal and Arsenal managed to sign Raya from Brentford for £3 million loan fee plus a £27 million option to buy.

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