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Arsenal agree to personal terms with Brentford’s David Raya ahead of potential shock move

The 27-year-old Spanish international has been a vital cog in the wheel under Thomas Frank at Brentford but a chance to ply his trade for a Champions League club is seemingly too good to ignore for the Barcelona-born shot-stopper.


Budding Premier League title challengers Arsenal could be set to make a shock move during the summer transfer window after the Gunners have reportedly agreed personal terms with Brentford keeper David Raya.

Per The Athletic’s David Ornstein as well as football insider Fabrizio Romano, Raya is already gunning for a move across London after jumping at the chance to agree terms with Mikel Arteta and Edu Gaspar after the keeper already informed Brentford of his desire to head to the Emirates.

The 27-year-old Spanish international has been a vital cog in the wheel under Thomas Frank at Brentford and played a key role in helping the club not only achieve promotion to the Premier League but help the Danish tactician mold the side into a credible top-half outfit.

Despite that, a chance to ply his trade for a Champions League club is seemingly too good to ignore for the Barcelona-born shot-stopper.

Talks between the two capital sides are said to already be underway but are expected to kick further into gear after the latest development.

Previous reports stated that the Bees would look to get £40m for the keeper, but Arsenal could be unwilling to meet them at that price point.


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Andrew Thompson

US-based Football writer. German football guru with a wealth of experience in youth development and analysis. Data aficionado. Happily championing the notion that Americans have a knowledgeable voice in the beautiful game.


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