Jan Oblak is said to be interested in joining the Premier League this season, placing the ‘Big Six’ on notice.
Over the last seven seasons with Diego Simeone’s side, the Atletico Madrid goalkeeper has established himself as one of Europe’s finest.
However, according to ESPN, the Slovenian believes it is time to move on. According to them, Oblak’s delegates have been charged with attracting Premier League attention. Oblak’s offer, which has a £104 million exit option, has two years left on it.
Atleti has previously stated that if their No. 1 leaves the club, his release clause must be paid in full. However, due to financial difficulties brought about by the coronavirus pandemic, the LaLiga leaders will have to settle for less this year.
Oblak’s intention to relocate to England has been made known to Manchester United in particular. And, if the Red Devils make a run for him, current No. 1 David de Gea could be forced to return to Atletico.
De Gea, 30, joined Sir Alex Ferguson’s Manchester United after leaving Vicente Calderon in 2011.
The Spaniard has won a slew of individual awards at Old Trafford, in addition to the Premier League crown.
De Gea may quit the Theatre of Dreams after losing his spot in the Premier League to Dean Henderson recently. His £375,000-a-week pay, on the other hand, may be a stumbling block. Since other European clubs are unable to equal that amount.
In the case of Oblak, it’s unknown which of the ‘Big Six’ could ‘justify’ a summer shift.
Ederson and Alisson have been standout performers for Manchester City and Liverpool, respectively. While Edouard Mendy has had a promising first season at Chelsea.
Tottenham and Arsenal, on the other hand, are unlikely to be able to handle a high-priced transfer for the talented goalkeeper.