United & Chelsea to battle Spurs for David Raya

January 18, 2023

Manchester United and Chelsea are reportedly vying with Tottenham for Brentford goalkeeper David Raya this summer.

Raya could be the subject of a bidding war between three of England’s most powerful clubs. The Spaniard has one and a half years left on his contract, so the summer would be an ideal time for Brentford to cash in. Tottenham Hotspur are the first club to get in touch for a move for the 27-year-old, as they look for a long-term replacement for captain Hugo Lloris.

Manchester United and Chelsea are going to battle the race, with Raya’s impressive performances for the Bees earning him fans across the Premier League. The Red Devils are in talks with goalkeeper David de Gea about a new contract, but they are also looking at other options on the market. Meanwhile, interest in west London stems from concerns about Edouard Mendy’s long-term future, though both moves may be contingent on their ability to secure Champions League football.

According to the Telegraph, Brentford will expect anywhere between £15 million ($18.6 million) and £20 million ($20.8 million) for Raya, which would be a significant return on their £3 million investment in Blackburn Rovers in 2019. Arsenal is also thought to be in the long term, having use to have a £10 million ($12.4 million) bid turned down in the summer of 2020.

While rumours of a summer transfer circulate, the 27-year-old will focus on Brentford’s high-flying season in 2022-23. That will continue away at struggling Leeds on Sunday.