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Three Premier League Giants Tussle for Brentford Goalkeeper

David Raya

According to Sam Dean for the Telegraph, Chelsea and Manchester United have entered the race alongside Tottenham Hotspur for highly-rated Brentford shot-stopper David Raya. The Telegraph previously reported that Spurs were closely tracking the 27-year-old, but now two other Premier League giants have registered interest in an attempt to resolve their goalkeeping conundrums.

Three-Horse Race for Brentford Star David Raya

Why Do All Three Clubs Need Raya?

Spurs are seeking a replacement for club captain Hugo Lloris, who has been at the club for 11 years. However, as demonstrated by his calamitous error in the recent North London derby, the 36-year-old is becoming a serious liability, so goalkeeper will be an area that Antonio Conte will look to strengthen.

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Manchester United may also need a man between the sticks as David de Gea is out of contract in the summer. The Red Devils have already explored the possibility of an extension, but are only willing to do so on ‘significantly reduced terms’ as stated by The Telegraph, so the Spaniard’s future remains unclear.

Chelsea are also in a difficult position as they assess the pecking order of their goalkeepers. Edouard Mendy and Kepa Arrizabalaga have both lacked consistency across their Blues’ careers and big-spending Todd Boehly will want to bolster his options. 

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David Raya’s current contract is due to expire in 18 months and The Telegraph confirmed that he is expected to leave this summer for a fee in the region of £15-20 million. 

A Reliable and In-Demand Keeper 

David Raya was signed by the Bees back in 2019 for a bargain of £3 million from Blackburn Rovers and has been one of Brentford’s standout performers since their promotion to the Premier League in 2021.

Jurgen Klopp told The Telegraph that Raya “should have the number 10 on his back with the balls he played.”

Raya was named in Spain’s most recent World Cup squad thanks to his impressive consistency. He was a solid performer in Brentford’s debut Premier League season, where they finished 13th, and has been in imperious form again this term with Brentford currently sitting in eighth spot. He has kept six clean sheets in 19 league appearances and will be desperate to achieve a top-half finish for the Bees before he departs. 


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