Chelsea’s pursuit of Brentford’s rogue goalkeeper David Raya has received a significant boost after the goalkeeper revealed to the media that he has rejected two contract offers.
The Spaniard is hoping to break through at a bigger club next season, and many believe Chelsea is his ideal destination. Chelsea and the player have not yet formally begun talks, but plans to do so are in the works.
“I turned down two proposals, one in January and the other in September of last year. I’m not sure what the future holds for me, but I’m confident that good things will happen. The club is still debating whether to keep me or sell me. It’s a difficult decision, but I’m confident they’ll make the best choice in the end,” said the short stopper.
Mendy’s inconsistency in goal has piqued Chelsea’s interest in Raya. The board is looking for a player who can easily adjust to different systems, and Potter and Mendy are not ticking those boxes right now. The board has also not forgotten the number of errors made by the goalkeeper last season. They still hold a grudge.
Kepa is also not in the clear because once Raya is signed, he will definitely be directly shipped to the starting eleven. Because of this possibility, Kepa could also switch sides if Chelsea makes the bold move of signing Raya. Raya’s departure will result in the departure of two goalkeepers rather than one.
As per my honest opinion, I think that Chelsea should not pursue Raya. Mendy and Kepa are both excellent goalkeepers who serve as role models for aspiring goalkeeper Gabriel Slonani. If they are to succeed next season, the board must ensure that the experienced players are within arm’s length.