Brentford manager Thomas Frank has said that the Bees will hold out for at least £40 million to part ways with Manchester United target David Raya this summer.
The Spaniard has been one of the best-performing goalkeepers in the English top-flight and it has been reported by talkSPORT that United are monitoring him.
Speaking to reporters recently, Frank acknowledged that Raya is unlikely to sign a new deal unless the Bees qualify for next season’s Champions League.
The Bees boss added that it would take £40m-plus to prise away the ‘fantastic’ keeper this summer.
He said via Daily Mail: “I think we need to get into the Champions League and then he will reconsider it.
“I love David as a keeper I think he is fantastic. But of course I am biased as I work with him every single day.
“I really believe he is one of the best in the Premier League. If someone wants to come in and buy him then he will be very expensive. For me, it would have to be £40m-plus.”
Raya would provide solid competition to David de Gea
David de Gea has had an impressive season under manager Erik ten Hag. He has been superb with his reflexes in goal but continues to struggle with his distribution.
The 32-year-old has recently been guilty of making wayward passes in his own half but luckily this has not directly contributed to the opposition finding the net.
Talks are underway between United and De Gea over a new deal but it has been reported that the extension will include a huge pay-cut with bonuses.
This probably suggests that United are looking for a new shot-stopper. Raya would be a top-class signing as he is one of the best when it comes to long passes.
He has completed 8.2 passes per league game in the opposition half this term. This statistic is far superior than compatriot De Gea, who has averaged just 2.3.
The 27-year-old could initially start as a back-up option to De Gea before replacing him.
Stats from Sofascore.com
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