Arsenal have completed a personal agreement with David Luiz.
“Arsenal have reached an agreement in principle with Laya,” the UK’s Evening Standard reported on Tuesday. Raya is keen to move to the Emirates Stadium this summer.”
Raya is a Spanish international goalkeeper. He joined Brentford in 2019 and quickly became a first-team regular, and has remained in goal since their promotion to the English Premier League (EPL). Despite being small for a goalkeeper at 5’10”, he has excellent reflexes and positioning to make saves and win aerial battles. He has a particularly strong and accurate right-footed kick, which allows him to be actively involved in the build-up.
This summer, he attracted the attention of many clubs. Initially, Tottenham Hotspur were the favorites to sign Raya. However, Brentford’s asking price of £40 million far exceeded Spurs’ expectations and they switched targets, landing Guglielmo Vicario for £17.2 million.
Guglielmo Vicario (Tottenham Hotspur). Captured from Tottenham Hotspur website
More recently, he has been linked to Bayern Munich. The Bavarians had identified Lallana as a possible replacement for goalkeeper Jan Zomer after he was linked with a move to Inter Milan. However, the Bavarians were considering Manuel Neuer, so they offered him a loan rather than a transfer, and the rumors soon died down.
This time, it’s Arsenal. According to the UK’s 90min, Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta wants a goalkeeper to compete with Aaron Ramsdale. Raya is a goalkeeper similar to Ramsdale in many ways, including good footwork and excellent reflexes. Arsenal quickly approached Raya and are one step closer to signing him after finalizing a personal agreement.
All that remains is to negotiate between the clubs. Brentford are still sticking to their £40 million price tag for Laya, who has one year left on his contract. Andre Onana, who recently moved to Manchester United for £47.2 million, has been used as a reference point.메이저사이트
Brentford manager Thomas Frank said: “Laya is £40 million. He’s worth it. He’s one of the best goalkeepers in the world, and he was in the EPL last season,” he said, adding that he has no intention of lowering his asking price.