Arsenal and Manchester City contemplating a bid to sign Brentford’s star David Raya.
The Premier League clubs Arsenal and Manchester City might end up being in a war to sign David Raya from Brentford according to 90min. Raya has been spectacular for his side in the Championship football 2019-20 season. His performance has attracted two elites English clubs.
The same source also claims Arsenal’s goalkeeping coach Inaki Cana Pavon is the one who has recommended the name of David Raya to Mikel Arteta. The coach has spoken highly about the goalie besides labeling him as a bright prospect. He has suggested Mikel Arteta contemplate on signing him this summer for the position. If Arteta further wants to strengthen the squad.
Pavon was the one who was highly involved in Raya’s recruitment to Brentford during his time with the English club. The coach has also worked with Raya while he was at Bees and later on, he made a switch to Arsenal.
However, Raya only joined Brentford in the previous summer for £3million from Blackburn Rovers. He’s been superb in his performance display and has pushed his side to the third position in championship football.
The Spanish goalkeeper has played every second of the league and has 16 clean sheets under his name. Raya stats has put him on the top of the goalkeeping list besides Bartosz Bialkowski of Millwall. But Brentford is ready to sell the star goalkeeper if an offer around £10million knocks their door.
Man City could also consider a move for Raya
Arsenal isn’t the only EPL club to think about bidding for the 24-year old goalkeeper. Their rival club Manchester City is looking for a replacement for Claudio Bravo who is, in turn, looking for an exit this summer. Bravo is set to leave on a free transfer this summer after the expiry of his current contract with the Skyblues.
Manchester City is the need of a goalkeeper who can not only replace Bravo but is also able to push their first-choice goalkeeper Ederson beyond his limits. Raya has got all the ability to the job that Guardiola expects him to do. The show stopper is made available at £10million by Brentford. triple times the amount they invested.
Arsenal already have Two Goalkeepers
Mikel Arteta’s side has accomplished several new signings for a season ahead. The club is at the pole position to sign Gabriel Magalhaes from Lille. Nevertheless, Arsenal isn’t in need to sign a new goalkeeper.
Arsenal has Bernd Leno as their first choice keeper. While in his absence Emiliano Martinez has managed it very well as a standby option.
The Argentine international hasn’t given any chance till yet to point out the club’s decision. Moreover, his impressive performance to date has made ruled out thoughts of goalkeeping reinforcement.
With so much talent Martinez could only make 35 senior appearances at the age of 27. He might also end up taking an exit from Arsenal in order to get more regular football elsewhere.
None of the clubs has initiated the transfer talks and are busy strengthening other positions of their respective squads. Manchester City has completed signing Nathan Ake from Bournemouth at £41million. While Arsenal according to 90min is thinking to offer a bid for Aston villa Douglas Luiz.