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David Raya’s agent discloses details regarding the goalkeeper’s transfer to Arsenal and Aaron Ramsdale won’t be happy

David Raya’s agent discloses details regarding the goalkeeper’s transfer to Arsenal and Aaron Ramsdale won’t be happy

DAVID RAYA’s representative has disclosed details regarding the goalkeeper’s transfer to Arsenal, and the information might not be well-received by Aaron Ramsdale.

The Spanish goalkeeper, who arrived on loan from Brentford during the summer, saw Arsenal make an initial payment of £3 million, with an additional £27 million option to purchase at the conclusion of the season.

Agent Jaume Munell has revealed that Arsenal faced competition from top clubs such as Spurs, Manchester United, Chelsea, and Bayern Munich in their pursuit of goalkeeper David Raya.

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Munell also delivered unfortunate news for Arsenal’s current goalkeeper, Aaron Ramsdale, stating that the club’s interest in Raya predates Ramsdale’s £30 million signing from Sheffield United in 2021.

Munell further suggested that Arsenal opted for Ramsdale as an “easy option” compared to the challenges involved in securing Raya from Brentford at that particular time.

He said: “Arsenal showed interest for the first time three years ago in 2021. They tried to buy him but Brentford didn’t want to sell him at any price.

“After they bought Ramsdale that was an easier option but David has always been the priority.

“This summer, he had just one year left on his contract with Brentford and Arsenal was the club that showed the most concrete interest and have always been our priority.

“Tottenham were also interested and made an official bid but it was refused because was lower than the £34.9m that Brentford wanted to sell him.

“Also Bayern Munich was interested and had an amazing offer but with no buy option included and for this reason, we’ve not accepted it.

“Bayern Munich didn’t understand our refusal because they thought that Raya would have been the backup keeper at Arsenal but as you can see it’s not like this. Also Manchester United and Chelsea made an inquiry but nothing concrete.”

Munell disclosed that Arsenal’s enduring interest in Raya is influenced by their goalkeeper coach Inaki Cana.

Cana had previously collaborated with Raya during their time at Brentford before Cana’s move to North London to join Arsenal. Since then, Cana has consistently spoken highly of Raya to the club’s leadership, contributing to the sustained interest in the Spanish goalkeeper by the Gunners.

Cana added: “Inaki and [Mikel] Arteta were key for the deal.

“They have been determined for the choice that we made to play for Arsenal, the club have a project and a philosophy that fit completely for David”.

The interview may not bring positive news for Aaron Ramsdale, raising the possibility of his departure from the club in January.

Previous reports have connected him with a potential move to Chelsea, and it’s suggested that Arsenal has set a valuation of £60 million for the goalkeeper.

David Raya’s agent discloses details regarding the goalkeeper’s transfer to Arsenal and Aaron Ramsdale won’t be happy

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