Brentford have reportedly set a £40 million asking price for their goalkeeper David Raya as Tottenham Hotspur continue their hunt for a replacement for Hugo Lloris.
After ten years with the club, it appears Lloris will no longer be Tottenham‘s number-one goalkeeper next season. In fact, the club captain could even be sold this summer (Evening Standard).
Multiple names have been linked with the North London side, but David Raya is thought to be top of the list when it comes to finding a new number one keeper (The Telegraph).
Raya has had another fine season for Brentford, who are flying high in ninth place in the Premier League.
The Bees were victorious against Tottenham at the weekend, and could even leapfrog the Lilywhites if results go their way in the final game of the season.
The Spanish goalkeeper’s current contract expires in a little over a year and it seems Brentford are preparing for life without him.
Apparently, Thomas Frank’s side are set to sign Freiburg keeper Mark Flekken this summer, as a replacement for Raya (Fabrizio Romano).
Now, the latest update from the Daily Mail suggests Spurs may have to pay double the price they expected for Raya, who they want to scoop for just £20m.
Apparently, the Lilywhites have “ground to make up in their initial valuation” of the 27-year-old. Brentford boss Thomas Frank is demanding £40 million for his player, a fee he feels is more “realistic.”
Raya is “expected to move on” this summer, despite the achievements of Brentford this season.
Spurs Web Opinion
I’m a big fan of David Raya and he would be right up there as one of my top picks to become our new number one keeper.
He has experience of playing in the Premier League, and counts as a homegrown player, too. I think £40 million is a bit steep, but perhaps meeting in the middle at £30 million would be a fair price.
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