Thomas Frank is confident David Raya is the perfect fit for his Brentford side after the Spanish goalkeeper arrived from Blackburn Rovers for a reported fee in the region of £3 million.

The 23-year old made 108 appearances in seven years at Ewood Park after moving to Lancashire from Barcelona-based club UE Cornella as a 16-year-old in 2012.

Following Daniel Bentley’s departure to Bristol City in late June, Frank was on the lookout for a quality replacement and he is confident Raya – who kept 10 clean sheets in 41 appearances last season – fits the bill.

He said: “I am very pleased to have David here – he is a very good goalkeeper and fits the profile of player that we want at Brentford.

“On the pitch, he can play out from the back and is happy covering the space in behind, allowing us to play with a high line.

“We are 100 per cent sure that by coming here and working with [goalkeeping coach] Inaki Cana, he can take his game to the highest level.

“Off the pitch, he has the character and the desire that we want to see in all players coming to Brentford.”

Co-director of football Phil Giles added: “It was clearly important to add another quality goalkeeper as quickly as possible.

“David was our first choice and he was keen to come and work with Inaki, and the rest of the staff and players too.”

Raya’s move was completed just in time for him to travel with the rest of his new team-mates to Austria on Saturday  for the Bees’ week-long pre-season training camp.

The former Southport-loanee becomes Frank’s third signing of the summer following the earlier acquisitions of Christian Norgaard from Fiorentina, and Ethan Pinnock from Barnsley.

The Dane is expected to continue to bolster the ranks at Griffin Park with a play-off push in his sights, and recent media speculation has linked the club with Sweden international Pontus Jansson.

Reportedly, the Leeds United centre-back will be allowed to leave the Whites before the start of the new season and Brentford are in pole position to seal his capture.

With less than a month to go until the Bees begin their Championship campaign at home to Birmingham City, Frank will be hoping such improvements can help his side better last season’s 11th-placed finish.