Report: Tottenham, Chelsea and Manchester United want Brentford's David Raya
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Report: Tottenham, Chelsea and Manchester United want Brentford's David Raya

Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea and Manchester United have set sights on Brentford’s David Raya, according to The Guardian.

Spurs have been linked with a number of goalkeepers in recent weeks.

Tottenham are said to be looking for a long-term successor to Hugo Lloris, whose Spurs contract runs out next year.

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The Blues and the Red Devils also have their own dilemmas to solve in between the sticks.

At Chelsea, Edouard Mendy is yet to agree a contract extension while Kepa Arrizabalaga’s long-term status remains uncertain.

As for Manchester United, they’re yet to secure fresh terms with David de Gea, whose contract expires at the end of the season.

Raya’s own future is uncertain. The Spaniard’s contract runs out in 2024 and he’s yet to agree a new deal with the Bees.

He has also remained coy over his plans for the future.

Speaking to Spanish outlet AS, the Brentford star said: “Every player has goals and wants to improve.

“Now I am focused on my team and in the summer, we will see what happens.

“If they want to do business, they will have to do it but there is a long season left and I am only focused on doing it well.

“In the summer, we will assess my situation.”

With that in mind, the likes of Tottenham, Chelsea and United are reportedly circling, hoping to land a potential bargain.

In 2020, Arsenal reportedly tried to sign Raya, but Brentford rejected multiple bids of £10million, claimed The Guardian.

Now, could Tottenham, Chelsea or United succeed where the Gunners failed two-and-a-half years ago?

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‘Performed fantastic for us’

Raya has been exceptional for Thomas Frank’s side over the past few seasons.

In 2021, he helped them reach the top flight for the first time in 74 years, and has kept them there.

“I said many times I think he is among the best in the league and he has performed fantastic for us,” Frank recently told the Evening Standard.

Admittedly, the manager did also say Raya would be “going nowhere” for now, but could things change in the summer?

At 27, Raya would certainly represent a good option for Tottenham as a potential long-term replacement for Lloris.

However, Spurs won’t find it easy, as they’ll be up against two other elite clubs in Chelsea and Manchester United.

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