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Tottenham made an ‘official bid’ to sign £3m player before he joined Arsenal

Arsenal goalkeeper David Raya’s agent has revealed that Tottenham Hotspur made an official bid to sign his client in the summer.

Although the Spaniard has been the buzz of the town lately for all the wrong reasons, he is still a good goalkeeper. He is currently Arsenal’s top player, although Tottenham could have signed him if they had been willing to pay a higher transfer fee.

Arsenal star David Raya’s agent says Tottenham bid for him

A lot of teams were interested in David Raya, including Arsenal, Tottenham, Chelsea, Bayern Munich, and Manchester United, since he was eager to leave Brentford in the summer.

Everyone thought Raya would be a great fit for the Spurs, who were searching for a replacement for Hugo Lloris.

Nevertheless, Brentford’s representative, Jaume Munell, has now disclosed that Tottenham withdrew from the contest to recruit him despite putting in a “official bid” because they felt his price was too high.

Munell further disclosed that Raya was approached by Manchester United and Chelsea about joining, and that Bayern Munich also made a concerted effort to acquire him.

However, it was Arsenal who won the race for his signature in the end.

Munell told AFTV: “This summer, he had just one year left on his contract with Brentford and Arsenal was the club that showed the most concrete interest and have always been our priority.

“Bayer Munich was also interested and made an incredible offer, but we didn’t accept it because it didn’t include a buy option, and Tottenham was also interested and made an official proposal, but it was rejected because it was less than the 40 million euros that Brentford wanted to sell him for.

Bayern Munich didn’t comprehend our denial since they believed Raya would have served as Arsenal’s backup goalkeeper, but as you can see, things aren’t that way. Chelsea and Manchester United also inquired, but nothing official

Tottenham struck gold with Guglielmo Vicario

A number of Tottenham fans were annoyed in the summer when Arsenal signed Raya on loan for a fee of just £3

million (ESPN), but Guglielmo Vicario—who many people had never heard of—was ultimately acquired by the Spurs.

Nonetheless, Tottenham supporters will be happy that they selected the Italian over Raya after seeing how the two goalkeepers have performed this year.

One of the biggest additions of the season thus far is Vicario. He is largely responsible for Spurs’ success and has been a terrific player.

Conversely, Raya has encountered difficulties and has faced a great deal of backlash due to some of the errors he has made in the past several weeks.

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