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Man Utd target David Raya rejects two Brentford contract offers

Spain international David Raya has revealed he rejected two contract offers from Brentford

The 27-year-old has been earning rave reviews with his displays in the Premier League this season. 

He has made over 140 senior appearances for the Bees since joining them from Blackburn Rovers in 2019. 

The talented goalkeeper has been a key member of Thomas Frank’s side who are looking to secure European football this term. 

Raya has started all 21 league matches this term, with eight clean sheets to his name. However, his current contract runs out in June 2024. 

The Spaniard revealed he was offered a new deal last year and again in January. He turned down the two offers but insisted he is ‘really happy’ at the club.  

He said (as per BBC Sport): “I don’t think it’s the right time to sign a contract at the moment. 

“I’m really, really happy right now. I’m just thinking about doing the best for the team and trying to push for Europe.”

“I was offered a new contract last year and one in January, but we didn’t reach an agreement.

“For now a new contract is secondary – the most important thing is the team and the games. We’ll see where we are in May.

“You never know what’s around the corner. There’s nothing I can say about what’s going to happen in the summer. I don’t even know what’s going to happen on Saturday.”

Contract stand-off is a boost for Manchester United 

The Telegraph reported last month that Manchester United are one of the clubs interested in signing Raya.  

David de Gea is their number-one goalkeeper, but his contract at Old Trafford will run out in the summer. 

If he leaves the Red Devils, Raya would be an excellent replacement.

He claims he is happy at Brentford but has rejected two contract offers. 

It appears he wants to move to another club in the summer, which is excellent news for United. 

Raya is highly rated for his shot-stopping ability. He is also very composed when in possession of the ball and boasts superb technical ability.  

The Spain international would be an excelling signing for United, but they face competition from Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur.

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