Journalist claims Spurs are now leading the race to sign 27-year-old PL star

Italian journalist Rudy Galetti has claimed that Tottenham Hotspur are leading the race to sign David Raya from Brentford this summer.

An exit from the Brentford Community Stadium seems inevitable for Raya this summer, with the goalkeeper having just one year left on his deal and having admitted to rejecting the club’s contract offers (The Athletic).  

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Football Insider revealed a couple of days ago that Tottenham‘s recruitment team have watched the Spaniard extensively over the course of the season and have identified him as their preferred option to take over the gloves from Hugo Lloris.

The outlet added that Spurs are even prepared to triple David Raya‘s salary in an effort to convince him to make the switch to North London but suggested that they could face competition from Chelsea, who also have their eye on the Bees star.

Galetti has now said that as things stand, the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium appears to be Raya’s most likely destination but he remarked that the Lilywhites will only make a move for the goalkeeper once a new sporting director arrives through the door.

The journalist told GiveMeSport: “At the moment, we can say Spurs are leading the race for the Spanish goalkeeper.

“He’s considered one of the main targets to replace Lloris, who unless a sensational twist, will say goodbye in June.

“As for the coach situation, there will be concrete developments only when the new director has been chosen.”

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I fear that the longer we wait to appoint a new sporting director and a head coach, the higher the risk of our rivals stealing a march over us in the race for several transfer targets. 

If we are to lay the groundwork for moves for the likes of Raya, Maddison and potentially Ward-Prowse, we ideally need to fill both positions within the next week or two.

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