Tottenham will have to pay £30 million to sign Brentford stopper David Raya, with the Spaniard ready for a new challenge.
According to Football Insider, Brentford could sell Tottenham target David Raya for £30 million in the summer. The 27-year-old Premier League star is ready for a new challenge and could pursue a career at a top-six side from next season.
Tottenham are among the few top teams in the Premier League searching for a new starting goalkeeper. Chelsea are also looking for a stopper, with both London sides eyeing Brentford’s David Raya. The Spanish keeper has had a brilliant time in England since joining Brentford, but he might be looking for a new scenario.
Raya has made the most saves this season with 108 in 26 games, more than any other keeper in the division. He has proved crucial for Brentford, and their chances of making it to Europe next season. While playing continental football remains a priority for the 27-year-old star, it may not be with the Bees.
Raya has already rejected contract extension offers from Brentford in recent months, with the club all but resigned to sell him in the summer. With the Spaniard entering his final year, the Bees will have no choice but to cash in.
Tottenham, in particular, are heavy favourites to sign a new keeper in the next window. They are keen on selling Hugo Lloris after an error-stricken season under his belt. The French veteran may have already played his last game for Spurs, considering he remains out for the season through an injury.
Brentford were earlier firm on their stance the keeper would stay at the club, but that has now reportedly changed. The Bees are open to selling him for £30 million in the summer, with the reported fee reminiscent of what Arsenal paid for Aaron Ramsdale two years ago.
Tottenham desperately want a top-quality stopper among their ranks to shore up their backline. Chelsea and Manchester United also keep tabs on the 27-year-old Premier League star’s situation. Much will depend on what the Spaniard seeks from his next challenge, which may point towards Champions League football.
Spurs are in the hunt for a top-four place, but by no means are they favourites to make it. They might have taken the third spot on the table for now, but their rivals have few games in hand over them. Hence, Raya is waiting on things to evolve and will decide after the season ends.
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