Man Utd have learnt how much it’ll take to sign a high calibre target who’d arguably benefit more by joining Tottenham, per reports.
Both Spurs and Manchester United are on the hunt for a new addition between the sticks next summer. The Red Devils are expected to tie David de Gea down to a long-term extension, though Erik ten Hag is seeking a high quality back-up.
Tottenham, meanwhile, may be seeking a new regular starter.
Hugo Lloris is a modern-day club icon, though his performance levels have dramatically dipped this season. Indeed, the veteran Frenchman leads the Premier League in errors leading to a goal with four.
Calls have begun to grow for Spurs to show a ruthless streak and axe Lloris in the summer. Even if they allow the stopper to see out the final year in his deal, a new No 1 could be signed.
One player both clubs have converged over is Brentford’s David Raya.
talkSPORT recently confirmed both sides hold an interest in the 27-year-old who supplanted De Gea in Spain’s World Cup squad.
Raya is out of contract at the end of next season and has publicly admitted he’s refused two offers to extend his stay with the Bees. Manager Thomas Frank subsequently admitted it’ll be difficult to retain his trusted goalkeeper if suitable offers arrive.
Now, 90min have weighed in on Raya’s situation and revealed how much it’ll take to seal a deal.
David Raya transfer conditions set
Frank previously verbalised a valuation of £40m-plus for Raya. However, 90min believe that to be mere posturing and state an offer in the region of £30m will suffice.
That’d still be a sizeable sum for a player entering the last 12 months of his deal. It’d also represent a £27m profit on the roughly £3m they paid Blackburn Rovers to sign Raya in 2019.
But while £30m is a reduction on Frank’s public valuation, 90min add Brentford will stand their ground over that sum.
Indeed, it’s noted that if an ‘acceptable offer’ in that range isn’t lodged, Brentford are fully prepared to retain Raya for the final 12 months of his deal before letting him walk for free in 2024.
As such, the onus is on Man Utd, Tottenham or any other suitor to stump up around £30m this summer. 90min reiterate the aforementioned clubs are interested in the player, while Chelsea and Atletico Madrid are reportedly ‘monitoring’ him too.
Between Spurs and United, Raya would arguably be better served joining Tottenham from a purely footballing perspective.
If moving to north London, Raya would almost certainly be installed as the regular starter from day one. Joining United, meanwhile, would see him serve as De Gea’s deputy.