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Brentford Face Warning to Lower David Raya’s Asking Price as Contract Standoff Intensifies

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Amidst ongoing contract negotiations, Brentford has been cautioned to reconsider their asking price for goalkeeper David Raya, as the player’s representatives suggest a significantly reduced figure.

Contract Standoff and Transfer Speculation Surrounding David Raya

Raya, who has rejected multiple contract offers, has attracted interest from clubs like Tottenham and has been monitored by Chelsea. With just one year remaining on his current deal, the stakes are high for the player and the club.

David Raya’s journey at Brentford since joining from Blackburn Rovers in 2019 has been marked by remarkable progress and a growing reputation. As his value and profile continue to rise, the club faces a challenging decision in finding common ground during contract negotiations to secure his services for the long term.

David Raya of Brentford
LONDON, ENGLAND – APRIL 26: David Raya of Brentford is beaten to the ball as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Chelsea has a headed shot which goes over the crossbar during the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Brentford FC at Stamford Bridge on April 26, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

Brentford Signing Mark Flekken as a Potential Replacement

Brentford’s recent acquisition of Dutch goalkeeper Mark Flekken from Freiburg for £11 million signals their preparation for potential changes between the goalposts. However, manager Thomas Frank remains optimistic about the new addition, highlighting Flekken’s quality and experience after an impressive stint with Freiburg, which culminated in a fifth-place finish and Europa League qualification for the German side.

Following the signing of Flekken on a four-year-deal, Frank said: “We’re very happy to have signed Mark.

“He’s a player with a lot of quality who will strengthen our goalkeeper group.

“He has big experience and joins us after two great seasons with Freiburg, who have just had a top season in the Bundesliga, finishing fifth and qualifying for the Europa League.”

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