Manchester United target David Raya will be on the market this summer now that Brentford have secured his replacement.

It is no secret that the Red Devils will try to bring in competition for David de Gea in the next few months, budget permitting. The Spaniard has shown himself to be a bit too error-prone and too uncomfortable with the ball at his feet for United to be able to mount a serious title challenge with him as their number one.

Following his side's 4-1 demolition of Chelsea, which secured Champions League football for next season, Erik ten Hag again reiterated his desire to keep De Gea around beyond this summer, when his contract is set to expire, and he said that he is confident that the veteran will sign a new deal.

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Nevertheless, he also made it clear that he wants to strengthen his side during the summer window, and while the goalkeeping department is not the biggest priority on the agenda, he likely will have also had De Gea in mind when making those comments.

United may just have been given a big boost in their search for a new shot-stopper.

Brentford sign Flekken

One of the players repeatedly linked with a move to Old Trafford has been Brentford keeper David Raya, though the Bees have also been quite clear about the fact that they will only sell once they have a replacement lined up.

Well, they now have done exactly that, according to Sky Germany, who report that Mark Flekken will be between the posts for Brentford next season. The Bees have triggered the Dutch international's paltry €13 million release clause and the deal should be announced before long.

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This opens the door for Raya to get his wish of securing a move to a bigger club, and United will certainly be attentive to the situation.

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