Manchester United are ready to challenge Tottenham and Chelsea for Brentford goalkeeper David Raya in the summer of 2023.
That’s according to The Telegraph who claim that United boss Erik ten Hag is trying to get in position to beat Tottenham and Chelsea to the 27-year-old’s signature..
Signing a top-class new goalkeeper in the summer transfer window will be an absolute must for Ten Hag. David De Gea is still yet to agree terms on a new contract and he’ll be 33 later this year.
It seems as though the Red Devils chief has his eye set on someone in particular, but there is plenty of competition for his signature…
Manchester United eyeing David Raya swoop
The Telegraph suggest that United are one of three clubs keen to sign the Brentford stopper, alongside Tottenham and Chelsea.
It is claimed that Raya could cost as much as £20 million, or as little as £15 million. Either way, that would represent fanatic value for United. The Spaniard really is an elite goalkeeper in my view. Described by Brentford’s very own Twitter account as ‘unbelievable’ the ex-Blackburn man is a superb shot-stopper.
However, what makes him special is his ability with his feet. Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp once said his technical ability is so advanced that he could play as a ‘number 10’ (The Telegraph). And he’s not wrong. Raya’s range of passing and composure when in possession really is stunning to watch and in my opinion, his ability on the ball would take United to a whole new level in the way that they build up from the back..
Signing David Raya for just £20 million, or maybe for as little as £15 million, is an absolute no-brainer for Manchester United. If De Gea leaves, he’d be the ideal replacement for him and if he stays he’ll provide genuine competition for the number one jersey at Old Trafford..