Arsenal will need to replace their outgoing goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez and the search hasn’t been any easy in this summer transfer window.
According to Sun Sports, Mikel Arteta’s side are prepared to pay as much as £10 million to sign David Raya from Brentford.
Raya has emerged as the club’s goalkeeping target to replace the 28-year-old Martinez.
The Argentine is on the verge of joining Aston Villa after he decided against remaining the second choice at the Emirates.
Arsenal have reportedly accepted a bid of £20 million from the Villans and his announcement as the latest signing by the Midlands side is imminent.
Raya has been one of Brentford’s best players and his fine performances between the sticks last season helped them reach the final of the Championship Playoffs.
The report adds that the goalie, who turns 25 tomorrow, is also keen to make the move because he wants to test himself in the Premier League.
His arrival will make it easier for the Gunners to allow Martinez to complete his move to the Midlands, and Brentford has already identified a replacement for him.