Brentford want £40m to let goalkeeper David Raya join Tottenham
Tottenham want to sign Brentford goalkeeper David Raya for £20m this summer, but Brentford are seeking DOUBLE that figure… with Bees boss Thomas Frank adamant he is worth £40m
- Tottenham want to sign goalkeeper David Raya as a replacement for Hugo Lloris
- They value the Spanish shot-stopper at £20m after his impressive campaign
- Brentford are seeking £40m, despite Raya’s contract expiring next year
Tottenham have some ground to make up in their initial valuation of Brentford goalkeeper David Raya.
After clutching thin air for Harry Kane’s free-kick, the 27-year-old recomposed himself to give a more than competent display at Tottenham on Saturday, which included making two late saves from Richarlison in Brentford’s 3-1 win.
Afterwards, Brentford boss Thomas Frank was, typically, frank, that the price on his goalkeeper’s head was £40million.
‘Absolutely, it’s realistic,’ said Frank. Yet, with one year left on contract, Tottenham consider £20m the more realistic price, cue some interesting negotiations.
Raya, who is also admired by Chelsea, is understood to favour Tottenham with Hugo Lloris considering an offer from Al Hilal in Saudi Arabia.
Tottenham want to sign David Raya this summer, and value the Brentford goalkeeper at £20m
They are looking to replace Hugo Lloris, who has been offered a lucrative deal to join Al-Hilal
Brentford boss Thomas Frank has insisted it will take £40m for Raya to be sold this summer
The Spanish shot-stopper has been in fine form for the Bees this season, keeping 11 clean sheets in 37 league appearances.
After finishing 13th last season, Brentford have continued their progression this term, and still have an outside chance of getting into the Europa Conference League heading into the final day of the season.
Despite Brentford’s impressive campaign, Raya revealed in February that he has turned down two offers to sign a new contract, and he is expected to move on this summer with his deal expiring in 2024.
Brentford have lined up Dutch keeper Mark Flekken of Wolfsburg for around £11m, after considering Liverpool’s price for Caoimhin Kelleher unrealistic and would also need to pay a sell-on percentage of Raya’s profit to his former club Blackburn Rovers.
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