David de Gea has been left out of Spain’s provisional 55-man squad for this winter’s World Cup, according to reports in Spain.
The 31-year-old, who has firmly stamped down his position as Manchester United’s first-choice goalkeeper this season with 16 appearances in all competitions, has struggled to get a game during Luis Enrique’s reign in charge.
“It is part of the tracing we do with the goalkeepers,” said Enrique while explaining his decision to bring in Raya.
“He is a player who is doing very well. I really want to see it in the context of the selection. He has the necessary profile to play with us.
”Brentford’s sweeper keeper David Raya, renowned for his passing ability, was awarded his first international call-up alongside four others, three of those plying their trade in the Premier League.
AS claim Brentford’s David Raya will get a seat on the plane alongside Athletic Bilbao’s Unai Simon and Brighton’s Robert Sanchez, who has played in every Premier League game this season.
The three names above are expected to fly to Qatar, while in-form Kepa Arrizabalaga from Chelsea and Getafe’s David Soria who have never been capped before, has been chosen as back-ups ahead of De Gea who’s been capped 45-times for the Spanish national team.