Journalist reveals what the ‘wider industry’ is saying about Spurs and David Raya

Tottenham Hotspur are thought to be close to securing the signing of David Raya if they can just agree on a fee with Brentford for the goalkeeper, but Ben Jacobs claims everybody in the footballing world knows the player’s £40 million price tag is ‘too high’.

After a dismal campaign for Hugo Lloris, it appears the current Spurs number one and club captain will be moving on this summer. The player himself has admitted to Nice-Matin that he is ready to take on a new challenge.In their hunt for a new man between the sticks, it seems Tottenham have landed on Brentford‘s Spanish stopper David Raya.

According to Fabrizio Romano, Tottenham Hotspur have already agreed personal terms with the 27-year-old and are now working on securing the deal by agreeing a fee with the Bees.

The problem is, Thomas Frank is adamant he wants £40 million for Raya, despite the keeper being in the last year of his contract. A report from The Telegraph claims Tottenham are reluctant to meet this valuation.

Everyone agrees £40m is too high for David Raya
In his latest appearance on The Last Word on Spurs podcast, Ben Jacobs suggests Tottenham are right to baulk at the asking price set by Brentford.

He said: “Thomas Frank has said very openly that £40 million is the number, but the industry, not just Spurs, the wider industry that is looking, everyone thinks £40 million is too high.

“Let’s see how bullish Brentford are and if Tottenham can get something a little bit cheaper because if they agree a fee Raya will join Spurs because he’s perfectly happy with the personal terms.”