According to Fabrizio Romano, Tottenham is on the verge of agreeing personal terms with Brentford goalkeeper David Raya.
While Romano just broke the news, it doesn’t mean Spurs will sign David Raya. However, with Raya keen on joining Tottenham, the prospect of signing him becomes immeasurably easier.
Tottenham entered the market for an elite goalkeeper after Hugo Lloris made clear his intentions to leave the club.
Raya, who is highly touted for his shot-stopping ability, is also confident and silky smooth with the ball at his feet, precisely the type of keeper Postecoglou desires.
Brentford is asking £40 million for the 27-year-old goalkeeper. Spurs unsurprisingly don’t agree with Brentford’s valuation and will try to negotiate a lower price.
Nobody knows how much Brentford will budge, but it’s unlikely Tottenham will secure Raya’s signature for much less than their asking price.
Let’s see how negotiations transpire in the coming days. Hopefully, Levy sees the bigger picture and ponies up. We’ve all seen how Levy negotiates, so this deal is far from complete.
According to Sportrac, Raya currently only makes about £25,000 weekly, a comparatively paltry amount. Even with a substantial increase in salary, an eventuality if he signs with Spurs, he would still make substantially less than Lloris’ £100,000 per week.
But at least the individual is keen on joining Spurs. That’s half the battle in any transfer saga. Now it’s up to Levy to open his chequebook and do what’s best for the club.