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Raya aims for European football after rejecting two Brentford offers

Brentford’s Spanish keeper, who has been linked with Chelsea and Man Utd, has revealed his aspirations of playing in Europe

Brentford goalie David Raya has turned down two offers of a contract extension at the club. The Spaniard has revealed his desire to play in Europe, something which Brentford are unlikely to offer.

Raya: “I want to play in Europe”

Spanish international David Raya has revealed that he’s turned down Brentford’s offer of a contract extension twice. Raya, who was previously linked with Arsenal, is being looked at by Manchester United, Tottenham and Chelsea.

In an interview with The Athletic, Raya said: “I turned down two contracts, one last year and one this January. They weren’t the offers we were looking for. I can only say that.

I want to fight to win a title

“I have a contract here, so I’m willing to finish that, but you never know what’s going to happen in the summer. Maybe the club wants to sell, maybe not. Maybe I want to stay. I want to focus on football and see what happens.

“I have big ambitions and want to play in Europe and I want to fight to win a title. want to fight to win a European title and I trust myself to be able to play in those types of games.”

The 27-year-old Raya’s contract expires in June 2024. This means that the Bees might have to sell him in the summer to cash in on him lest they lose him for free. While David De Gea seems to still impress at United, Tottenham and Chelsea might be good fits for Raya since he can genuinely challenge for the starting position there.

Ethan Dempsey
Ethan Dempsey
Ethan is a lifelong football fan. When he is not obsessing over the Premier League games, Ethan likes to read fantasy tomes, watch football documentaries and waste hours upon hours on video games.


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