‘Raya price could change’ as Spurs chase keeper deal

Tottenham believe Brentford may lower their asking price for David Raya, according to journalist Fabrizio Romano.

Spurs, with new head coach Ange Postecoglou now in place, are keen to sign keeper Raya, who has been targeted as a replacement for Hugo Lloris at the north London club.

The Spaniard has a year remaining on his contract and has turned down offers of a new deal as he is looking to secure a move this summer.

Brentford recently signed Dutchman Mark Flekken as a replacement and seem resigned to Raya moving on.

The Bees insist they want £40m for him – but Spurs apparently feel there might be room for negotiation.

Romano told caughtoffside.com: “Tottenham are now on the verge of agreeing personal terms with David Raya. A long term contract has almost been agreed following positive talks.

“Raya remains Tottenham’s priority for the goalkeeper position and they will pursue this deal, but for the moment Brentford’s asking price of £40m is considered too high.

“Still, Spurs feel the price could change as Brentford have already signed a replacement in goal and Raya won’t sign a new deal there, while he’ll be out of contract next summer.”

Brentford boss Thomas Frank has repeatedly insisted that his club will not lower the asking price.

Last month Frank told West London Sport: “You know the price – £40m and absolutely it’s realistic.

“I think it is too much in general the money that is paid in football, but in the current market and at his level, he has been at least a top-four keeper in the Premier League this season.

“If you look at those players in such a crucial position then I am not in doubt.”