Amidst reports linking David Raya with a potential move to Tottenham, Brentford manager Thomas Frank has warned clubs that it would take a ‘crazy’ offer for the Bees to let the goalkeeper leave.

The Daily Mail reported last week that Antonio Conte’s men are looking for a goalkeeper who is good with the ball at his feet and can make good decisions under pressure to replace Hugo Lloris, naming Raya as one of the options on the North London club’s wishlist.


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Journalist Alex Crook subsequently told GiveMeSport that the Spaniard would be tempted to make a switch next summer if Tottenham come calling.

The Telegraph reported on January 18 that it is not just Spurs who hold an interest in Raya but the Spaniard was also on the radars of both Manchester United and Chelsea ahead of next summer.

The publication asserted that Brentford would expect to receive a fee of around £15m to £20m for the 27-year-old, who has just 18 months left to run on his contract.

However, Frank has now indicated that the Bees could fetch a much bigger fee for Raya despite the fact that he will have just one year left on his deal next summer.

The Dane told West London Sport: “Selling players is something we have been really good at and it is a good strategy within the club.

“I would like to keep him but it would be better if he had two or three years to go on his contract, but some players this season have been sold for £30m or £40m with one year on their contract – crazy money. 

“I don’t know when is the right time, but while David is here I am very happy with him.”

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Even if Brentford manage to get a bidding war going for Raya, I doubt they could realistically get more than £30m for the goalkeeper next summer, given his contract situation. Other goalkeepers like Jordan Pickford, could also be on the market, which could drive down the Spaniard’s price.

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