Rovers will receive around £5million over “the next few years” should David Raya complete a permanent switch to Arsenal at the end of the season.

Raya joined the Gunners last month on an initial loan deal which is expected to be made permanent for a fee in the region of £27million.

Rovers inserted a sell-on clause when the Spanish goalkeeper was snapped up by Brentford in the summer of 2019.

"We knew we couldn't influence it, so it wasn't frustrating," Gregg Broughton told The Lancashire Telegraph. "It is two other clubs completely separate to Blackburn Rovers.

"We know that if the deal goes through as both clubs intend it to, it will bring in £5million to Blackburn Rovers over the next few years.

“That gives us relief with the Financial Fair Play rules, you have the improved TV deal, the club playing good football.

"If success comes on the pitch hopefully we will get more TV money and cup competition money. It should stand us in good stead over the next few windows. 

"I can't say the exact percentage, that is confidential. It doesn't take a genius to do the maths if I tell you it will bring in around £5m."

Raya made more than 100 appearances during his time at Ewood Park and has since made a positive impression in the Premier League, helping the Bees achieve a top-half finish last term while racking up victories against the likes of Manchester City, Tottenham and Chelsea.

The 27-year-old is now aiming to push England international Aaron Ramsdale for the No. 1 shirt at the Emirates.

Mikel Arteta’s side finished second in the top flight last season, having led the way for a number of months before they were eventually caught by Manchester City.

Tottenham and Bayern Munich had also been linked with a move for Raya over the summer before the Gunners got the deal over the line.

The Spaniard is yet to make his first appearance in an Arsenal shirt but reports in the capital claim Arteta is planning to give him an opportunity to prove himself in the side in the near future.

Ramsdale played 41 times in all competitions last season and was named in the PFA Premier League Team of the Year by his peers.

However, Arteta is said to be a “huge fan” of Raya and his ability to play out from the back, in particular.

Arsenal are back in action this weekend when they head to Goodison Park to take on Sean Dyche’s Everton side, who are still searching for their first win after a tough start to the campaign.

The Gunners have taken 10 points from their opening four matches following a dramatic late victory against Manchester United before the international break.