Atlético Madrid’s Jan Oblak has begun planning his future elsewhere, joining Chelsea in the race to sign the Manchester United goalkeeper.
Since signing for Atléti from Benfica In 2014, Oblak’s reputation continued to improve, and he is now considered one of the best in his position in the world.
Oblak’s impressive form at the Wanda Metropolitano this season has contrasted sharply with Chelsea’s struggles between the sticks, with Kepa Arrizabalaga under fire at Stamford Bridge after a series of mistakes.
Kepa and De Gea have had tough seasons / Visionhaus/Getty Images
Chelsea will now face competition for the signature of the out-of-form stopper, however The Sun report that Manchester United have taken notice of the Slovenian’s availability.
The Red Devils have had to deal with goalkeeping woes this season, with David De Gea struggling to replicate his best form, and the Blues losing in the FA Cup semi-final against Chelsea. The demonstration has been particularly criticized for its erratic spread. .
Although the Old Trafford club have the option to start Dan Henderson, who will return from a successful loan spell at Sheffield United where he established himself as a potential England international, Oblak’s unsettled position Their attention has been drawn.
Oblak’s signature could come at a cost Dan Henderson/Pool/Getty Images
While Oblak’s services will come at a price, Madrid are very open to the idea of a move for his full release clause, which demands no less than a total of €120m (or £109m).
The keeper is unhappy with a six-year barren spell in La Liga that has seen Los Colchoneros relegated by rivals Barcelona and Real Madrid, while Oblak is frustrated by the lack of leadership shown by Andrea Berta, the Daily Mail reports. Done, so did the sporting director who initially bought him in Madrid.