Arsenal Set to Confirm £27m Permanent Deal for Goalkeeper David Raya, Confirms Fabrizio Romano

Arsenal is on the verge of finalizing a permanent deal for goalkeeper David Raya, valued at £27 million, as confirmed by renowned transfer journalist Fabrizio Romano. The move, initially intended to be permanent, had to be restructured as a loan with an option to buy due to Financial Fair Play (FFP) considerations, with Arsenal approaching their limits during a busy summer transfer window.

Romano stated, “The Raya deal was going to be permanent at the beginning, but they had to change the structure of the deal because of Financial Fair Play.” Despite the adjustment, the agreement is already in place, with Romano adding, “From what I’ve heard, it’s already agreed, so I don’t know when they will make it official. Brentford decided to help Arsenal with that, but it is not going to change anything. The deal will be made permanent.”

David Raya, who has been Arsenal’s starting goalkeeper in both Premier League and Champions League matches, assumed a crucial role after joining from Brentford. Despite facing a ligament injury early in the season, Raya has made a significant impact, prompting Arsenal to secure his services on a permanent basis.

Although Arsenal plans to retain Aaron Ramsdale this month, any potential sale of the England international before June 30 would contribute to this season’s accounts, assisting the club in meeting financial regulations. With Raya’s market value estimated at €35 million by Transfermarkt, the completion of the permanent deal is eagerly awaited by Arsenal fans.

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