Brentford are close to signing a new goalkeeper. Existing goalkeeper David Raya is interested in Tottenham Hotspur.
Transfer market expert Fabricio Romano said on his SNS on the 29th (Korean time), “Brentford have invoked a buyout clause of 13 million euros (approximately 18.5 billion won) and completed the signing of Freiburg goalkeeper Mark Flecken. We have already conducted medical tests and an official announcement will be made soon.”메이저사이트
“Flecken will replace Raya, who is expected to leave Brentford this summer,” Romano said.
Raya is currently linked with Tottenham. Raya, born in Spain in 1995, grew up in the Blackburn Rovers (England) youth team. He subsequently made his first team debut, and has been playing for Brentford since 2019. Raya, who played in all English Premier League (EPL) matches this season, contributed to Brentford’s ninth place in the league with her excellent saving skills.
With the end of the season, the possibility of a transfer is increasing. Raya has a contract with Brentford until the summer of 2024. With only one year remaining on his contract, rumors of a transfer to Tottenham arose. Currently, Tottenham’s first-team squad has Hugo Lloris as the main player and Fraser Foster as the backup goalkeeper.
Among them, Lori’s position is shaking. Lloris joined Tottenham from Olympique Lyonnais ahead of the 2012–13 season. Lloris, who took the starting lineup at the same time as he joined, has been protecting Tottenham’s rear so far. It’s already been 11 years. Currently 36 years old, Lloris has played 361 matches in the English Premier League (EPL) wearing a Tottenham uniform.
However, as he gets older, he is gradually entering a decline in his skills. In particular, Lloris’ last game this season was against Newcastle United, and Lloris, who started at the time, conceded five runs in the first half alone. After that, he was out due to an injury and was unable to play until the end of the season.
As the news of Brentford’s impending signing of Flecken spread, Raya’s move to Tottenham is also gaining momentum. Flecken is the main goalkeeper for Freiburg, where Jung Woo-young is playing. He played all the German Bundesliga games this season. It is highly likely that Brentford is planning to bring Raya to the starting lineup with Raya’s departure in mind.
Negotiations over the transfer fee between Tottenham and Brentford are expected to be key. According to local reports, Tottenham is known to have set a transfer fee of 20 million pounds (approximately 32.8 billion won). However, Brentford coach Thomas Frank said, “Raya’s transfer fee is realistic at 40 million pounds (approximately 65.6 billion won),” and difficulties are expected.