Man Utd handed boost in their pursuit of Atletico Madrid keeper

By | June 20, 2021

Atletico Madrid stopper Jan Oblak has refused to rule out a future move away from the Wanda Metropolitano amid interest from Man Utd and Chelsea, however, he has insisted that he is happy in Madrid.


The Slovenia international is approaching his seven-year spell as an Atletico keeper following his 2014 arrival from Benfica, and he won his first La Liga trophy with the club during the 2020-21 campaign.

Despite his status as Simeone’s No.1, Oblak has been rumoured with moves to Man Utd and Chelsea, and he has dropped a hint that he would be willing to depart from the club if it was in everyone’s best interests.

Speaking to Marca, Oblak said: “I can’t see the future, neither myself nor the club nor anyone can. It will depend on a lot of factors, such as if the club needs to sell any players or not.

“I have nothing to say about my future, I have been at Atleti seven years and I have two years left on my contract.

“I have played more than 300 games here and, while I enjoy having won La Liga Santander, I’m not thinking about anything else. I’m here, I’m happy. We’ll see what the future brings.”

Oblak has played every minute of Atletico’s 2020-21 La Liga season, keeping 18 clean sheets in 38 games and conceding only 25 goals.