Don’t sell for less than £40m, Tottenham on the ransom of Lloris replacement
- on May 13, 2023
As the season nears its end, specific ransoms for players who can be transferred are gradually being attached.
British sports media ‘Sky Sports’ reported on the 12th (Korean time) that ‘Brentford is considering £40 million (approximately 66.9 billion won) as the ransom price for Spanish national team goalkeeper David Raya’.
Raya started all 35 league games this season. Brentford are in 9th place with 50 points and are not bad with 45 conceded points. In particular, it is much less than Tottenham Hotspur (57 goals), which is classified as the ‘Big 6’.
Coincidentally, Tottenham are looking for a replacement for Hugo Lloris. There is a Fraser Foster, but the sense of stability is low, so if you want to have some skills, such as Emiliano Martinez (Aston Villa), Yashin Bunu (Sevilla), and Jordan토토사이트 Pickford (Everton), you are putting them on the recruiting list.
According to transfer specialist Transfermarkt, Raya’s highest value is measured at £21.7 million (36.4 billion won). Brentford said it would never put it up for sale for less than £40m, a much higher price.
Clubs that need a change of gatekeeper desperately want Raya. Tottenham, as well as Chelsea, where Edouard Mendy and Kepa Arrizabala have arranged to leave, and Manchester United, who are likely to break up with David de Gea, are also observing Raya.
Raya’s contract ends in the summer of 2024. This summer, with one year left on the contract, is the right time to transfer. It is known that the intention to renew the contract was not clearly expressed, so the position was organized in the direction of sending Brentford as well.
The media said, ‘Raya rejected Brentford’s contract renewal offer twice. He even said publicly that he would like to see what happens this summer,’ he admitted, in fact, his move is not without possibility.
Brentford is also highlighting the fact that they have Albanian national team goalkeeper Thomas Strakosha, who was recruited from Lazio last summer. Strakosha has played in one game each in the League Cup and FA Cup. He has a contract until the summer of 2026, so he has room.
Also, he is preparing to sign Alban Lafon (Nantes). After Toulouse and Fiorentina, Lafon, who wore a Nantes uniform in the summer of 2019, also played for the French national team by age group. The Dutch national team member Mark Flecken (SC Freiburg) is also considered as a target for recruitment.