- Brentford confirms Mark Flekken’s transfer
- Premier clubs interested in Raya
- Uncertainty surrounds Raya’s future
What is the news?
Brentford has announced the imminent arrival of Mark Flekken, who will join the club from SC Freiburg in a deal worth 13 million euros. This signing could potentially impact the position of David Raya, Brentford’s current first-choice goalkeeper. With Flekken’s arrival, Brentford seems to anticipate Raya’s departure during the summer transfer window.
The background story
Rumors of David Raya’s potential departure from Brentford have been circulating for some time now, and he has reportedly attracted interest from Manchester United, Chelsea, and Tottenham Hotspur. Currently, Tottenham Hotspur appears to be the frontrunner in securing his services. The London-based club is in search of a new first-choice goalkeeper as it is highly likely that Hugo Lloris will leave. On the other hand, Manchester United sees Raya as a backup option for David de Gea. However, it remains uncertain whether the Spanish goalkeeper, after a strong season, is willing to accept a substitute role.
The question remains whether Raya is determined to leave Brentford, despite speculations suggesting his desire to compete in the UEFA Champions League. While the goalkeeper may be tempted by such an opportunity, he is also focused on securing his position in the Spanish national team. Considering the upcoming European Championship next summer, Raya might decide to stay at Brentford. Should the club decide to sell him, they are expected to set an asking price of approximately 40 million euros.