Arsenal are hoping to sign Spain international David Raya from Premier League rivals Brentford in a £40million transfer – with the new season just around the corner

 

 

 

 

Aaron Ramsdale could be questioning his future after Arsenal agreed personal terms with Brentford goalkeeper David Raya.

The Gunners are close to signing Raya, 27, from Brentford in a £40million deal. The proposed transfer has shocked Arsenal fans, as the Spain international will have no interest in being Ramsdale’s No.2 at the Emirates after a good spell with the Bees.

Ramsdale, 25, knows Raya wants his No.1 jersey. The Englishman admitted as much during a podcast appearance earlier this year when he explained why Leandro Trossard, who joined Arsenal in January, would not accept being one of Mikel Arteta’s squad players.

The idea of Ramsdale losing his spot at Arsenal was unthinkable a few months ago after two impressive seasons at the Emirates. Yet the former Sheffield United star could find his minutes limited this coming season if Raya becomes an Arsenal player.

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There are rumours that Arteta is no longer happy with Ramsdale as his No.1 following Arsenal’s pre-season tour of the United States. The Gunners boss was seen turning away in anger at some mis-hit passes from the England international.

It now seems only a matter of time before the Raya deal is agreed. Brentford manager Thomas Frank has even given the green light for Raya to leave his squad. “I hope [we get an offer], we are waiting to sell,” Frank said earlier this week. “David would like to go.

“That’s fine for us. If a club want to buy [him] they just need to find out the price. I guess it should be simple, but apparently it’s very difficult! He’s worth £40m, I’d love to get that for him. He was one of the four best ‘keepers in the Premier League last season

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