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Chelsea and Tottenham are said to be interested in signing Brentford goalkeeper David Raya this summer

Chelsea and Tottenham are said to be interested in signing Brentford goalkeeper David Raya this summer. 

Marca reports that Brentford goalkeeper David Raya, 27 years old, wants to leave the club this summer to join a Champions League team. The article claims that both Chelsea and Tottenham are interested in signing Raya, but that Tottenham currently has the upper hand.

Tottenham may have an advantage over their west London rivals Chelsea in the hunt to recruit Raya, who may be excellent for Spurs given that Antonio Conte’s team is in great contention to finish in the top four and Chelsea is languishing in midtable.

As Spurs prepare to replace Hugo Lloris, who has been their unquestioned no. 1 goalkeeper for the last 11 years, and as Raya has publicly stated his desire to join a Champions League club, a top-four finish has taken on more significance for Conte and his side.

A Champions League berth for Spurs might potentially see them beat Chelsea to the keeper’s signature, as Raya’s style of play is just what the north London club needs to grow beyond Lloris, as the Brentford star is excellent with his feet and an exceptional shot-stopper for the Premier League.

If Raya doesn’t want to join Chelsea—who are certain to miss out on the top four following a dismal season under Graham Potter, to the delight of Tottenham and the rest of the Premier League—then the club’s deep pockets won’t matter.

Spurs are outstanding instances of a team whose fortunes have been transformed by a top-four finish, and the club is now in a prime position to beat out a Premier League competitor for the services of a star player in the form of Raya in a transaction that might be beneficial to everybody involved. As a result of his stellar play for Brentford in the Premier League over the past two seasons, Raya has more than earned the opportunity to test himself at a top Champions League side, and Tottenham would be a suitable next step for the keeper if the club can finish in the top four at the end of the season.

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