Man United has contacted David Raya agent to talk about free transfer

February 10, 2023

The Brentford goalkeeper has entered the final 18 months of his deal and Man United are one of several clubs with reported interest.

Brentford goalkeeper David Raya has put contract talks on hold amid growing interest from several Premier League clubs.

Raya has entered the final 18 months of his deal with the Bees as speculation grows regarding his future. The 27-year-old has been a standout performer for Thomas Frank’s side as they push for a surprise European place.

United are said to be interested in the goalkeeper as a potential successor to their own Spaniard, David de Gea. The 32-year-old’s contract at Old Trafford runs out in the summer – though United hold the option of an additional year – and despite his own confident admission that positive talks have been held, a new deal has yet to be signed.

With the future of United’s current No.1 unclear, Raya’s admission that he has shelved contract talks will inevitably catch the eye of those in M16.

“I don’t think it’s the right time to sign a contract at the moment,” Raya told the PA news agency (via The Independent). “I’m really, really happy and right now I’m just thinking about doing the best for the team and trying to push for Europe.

I was offered a new contract last year and one in January but we didn’t reach an agreement. I would like to see what happens in summer, however, I’m happy at Brentford. For now a new contract is secondary, the most important thing is the team and the games. We’ll see where we are in May.

“You never know what’s around the corner. There’s nothing I can say about what’s going to happen in the summer. I don’t even know what’s going to happen on Saturday.”

Reports of watching eyes from the Premier League elite will come as a compliment to Raya, who will harbour ambitions of European football and representing his country at a major tournament. But the Spaniard remained coy when asked about such reports, insisting he is happy at Brentford, at least for now.