SPANISH star David Raya has revealed that he has rejected a contract extension at Brentford.

The 27-year-old goalkeeper’s deal runs out in West London in June 2024 and his displays have attracted huge interest.

David Raya has confirmed that he rejected a new Brentford contract


David Raya has confirmed that he rejected a new Brentford contractCredit: Rex

Raya, who arrived at the Bees in 2019 and helped them to win promotion from the Championship two years later, is on the wishlists of Premier League rivals Tottenham, Manchester United and Chelsea.

He is currently trying to help Brentford, who sit seventh in the top-flight ahead of Saturday’s trip to leaders Arsenal, qualify for Europe for the first time in their history.

And he says that is his main focus at the moment despite entering the final 18 months of his deal.

Raya, who previously played for Blackburn, told the PA: “I don’t think it’s the right time to sign a contract at the moment.

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“I’m really, really happy and 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. I would like to see what happens in summer, however I’m happy at Brentford.

“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.”


When quizzed about the reported clubs keen on him, Raya replied: “I’m not sure if it’s interest, people talking or my name being thrown around.

“Brentford feels like home, when I came here three-and-a-half years ago it’s because I needed a new challenge.

“It’s always going to be home – no matter what. I’m in one of the happiest times of my career. I’m a happy guy, you will never see me moaning. Football is my life, so I do what I love.

“The manager has done a magnificent job with the team. He doesn’t want any egos.

“He makes everybody part of the Brentford family. You want to play for him and do what he’s telling you to do. If you see the results, you can’t say no. He’s set a foundation of trust. Everyone trusts each other.”

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