David Raya has urged Brentford to let him leave the club this summer as Blackburn Rovers eagerly watch his situation.
Rovers are believed to have a 12.5 per cent sell-on clause on any profit Brentford make on selling Raya. The goalkeeper has 12 months left on his contract and has been publicly priced at £40million by the Bees.
The club need to generate their own transfer budget this summer and a Raya sale could net the club in the region of £3-4million, which would be a huge boost to their kitty. Rovers will be desperate for Brentford to sell rather than Raya walk for nothing in 12 months.
The Spaniard has added further fuel to the fire as speculation on his future grows. He has urged Brentford to accept a lower offer and sell him so he can try to win titles at a bigger club.
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“I know there are rumours about me leaving,” Raya said in an interview with The Times. “There are some options for me to go but obviously Brentford are asking for a lot of money.
“That could make clubs not want to buy me, it could make them look somewhere else. But if that’s the value they give me then it’s up to them. I have a year left on my contract and until then I’m a Brentford player, there’s nothing I can do.
“I have ambitions to make the next step in my career. I want to try to win titles and compete in Europe in the next couple of years. I’m 27 now and I feel like I’m at the point in my career when I want to make that step up. There are options out there but it’s not just my ambitions, the club also needs to let me go.
“I’m a professional,” he added. “If I end up staying at Brentford I will always give my all, that’s my job. If I have to stay, I’ll try to have an even better season than last season.”
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