Amid reports of agreeing to personal terms with Tottenham, goalkeeper David Raya is urging Brentford to grant him permission to leave.
Over the past few months, Raya has attracted interest from various clubs, with Manchester United and Spurs being the primary contenders. It appears the north London club has emerged as the frontrunner in securing the 27-year-old, as confirmed by Fabrizio Romano.
He stated that personal terms had been agreed upon last week. However, it remains uncertain whether Brentford will actually approve the transfer, despite the recent arrival of Mark Flekken.
Raya has made a plea to his current club, expressing his desire to move on. In an interview with The Times, he stated, "I have aspirations to take the next step in my career. I want to compete for titles and participate in European competitions in the coming years. At 27 years old, I feel it's the right time in my career to make that advancement. There are options available, but it's not only about my ambitions; the club also needs to allow me to depart."
If Raya eventually departs from Brentford, it will undoubtedly be an emotional farewell. The Spaniard has played a significant role in helping Brentford reach the Premier League in 2021 and maintain their position there. Last season, Thomas Frank's team conceded only 46 goals in the Premier League, which is a better defensive record than the likes of Spurs, Liverpool, and Brighton, all of whom finished above Brentford.
Although an agreement has not yet been reached between the two clubs, it appears highly likely that Raya will be playing for Spurs under the guidance of Postecoglou in the upcoming season.