Arsenal have reportedly agreed personal terms with Brentford goalkeeper David Raya, but the two clubs are far from an agreement right now.
The Beautiful Game Podcast report that Arsenal have an agreement with David Raya over a five-year contract at £40,000-a-week. The player told his manager he wants to leave, but there’s no agreement on fee yet.
The same source claims Brentford are willing to do business at around £15m, plus a loan back to the Championship club for this season. The Guardian report that Brentford already rejected multiple ~£10m bids this window, and are adamant they won’t sell.
Arsenal are close to signing fellow goalkeeper Rúnar Alex Rúnarsson for around £1.5m, but they’re still looking at Raya anyway. With Matt Macey likely to follow Emi Martinez out the door, the club are revamping the goalkeeping department.
The club’s key targets remain Thomas Partey and Houssem Aouar, with Aouar the number-one option right now. But those moves depend on outgoings.
If Arsenal fail to sell first, they can’t sign players with those kinds of valuations. Perhaps that is when they’d look at pushing a deal for Raya through.