Journalist Teases Arrival of Player ‘Echoing Odegaard’ at Arsenal
David Raya is set to join Arsenal on an initial loan deal with an option to buy.
Many people were surprised by this transaction because Raya was about to enter the final year of his contract with Brentford and the Gunners didn’t really need a custodian.
Raya will now leave on a temporary basis while agreeing to a new deal with the Bees, with the intention of making this Arsenal move permanent in the future.
People at Arsenal are so enthusiastic about the agreement that, according to Kaya Kaynak on his YouTube channel, they’re drawing comparisons to the Martin Odegaard trade, which involved an initial loan that allowed Arsenal to evaluate the player’s skills before finalizing the deal.
Similar to Odegaard
Kaynak revealed what he has learned regarding Raya from sources within Arsenal.
“Arsenal is doing smart business by allowing customers to trial products before making a purchase. Several clubgoers I’ve spoken to have said that this is extremely reminiscent of Martin Odegaard and that they brought him in with the intention of eventually purchasing him. In contrast to Raya, where they could replace Odegaard with Smith Rowe or another player if he wasn’t performing at his peak, with Raya it’s 90 minutes or bust, according to Kaynak.
In all seriousness, this is a pretty wise transaction.
Many people argued that Arsenal didn’t genuinely need Raya and that the Spaniard wouldn’t be an improvement over Aaron Ramsdale when the initial Raya rumors first surfaced.
Arsenal now has the opportunity to consider the merits of that claim over the course of a whole season before determining whether they want to spend the money to actually sign Raya.
Whatever you may think of Arsenal, they are currently demonstrating that they are astute businessmen in the transfer market.