Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak leaves the door open for future Premier League move, while former Chelsea and Manchester United goal insists: ‘I’m sure I could play well in any league’
- Jan Oblak has established himself as one of the best goalkeepers in the world
- The Atletico Madrid No. 1 has previously been linked to the Premier League
- When asked about his future, Oblak left the door open to a top flight switch
- Chelsea and Manchester United would have been interested in Oblak in the past
Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak appears to have left the door open for a Premier League switch in the future.
Oblak, 28, has cemented his place as one of the best shot stoppers in world football during his time at LaLiga and has reportedly been the subject of keen interest from the likes of Manchester United and Chelsea in the past.
Now, when asked if he could see himself playing in England, Oblak admitted that he doesn’t rule out anything.
Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak seemingly left the door open for an action in the Premier League
“The Premier League has strong teams,” Oblak Guillem told Balague. Perhaps the strongest. But I think in the end it is what the coach asks of you. You listen to his instructions.
“You’re one of the eleven, so you do what he asks of you. All players on the field think like this. It doesn’t matter if it’s the Premier League, Italian League or Spanish League, wherever you go, you have to do what the coach asks of you.
‘I don’t know what the future will bring, but I’m sure I could play well in any competition. You never know what will happen in the future.
Oblak has become one of the world’s best shot stoppers and was previously linked to England
‘I have now been in Spain for seven years. Let’s take a look. I am still young. Not so young anymore, but I still have a number of years ahead of me.
‘The most important thing for me is the hope that I will not get injured. Let’s see what the future holds. ‘
Oblak came from Benfica to Atletico in 2014 and has since played 298 games in all competitions.
In an impressive 157 shutouts, he was named La Liga’s best goalkeeper on four separate occasions.
Oblak, 28, has an impressive 157 clean sheets in 298 appearances across all competitions
However, getting him away from Wanda Metropolitano can be difficult as Oblak still has two years left on his contract.
A stunning release clause, believed to be valued at £ 103 million, will likely prove to be a major stumbling block for potential suitors.
But recent indications suggest United is rekindling their attempts to sign Oblak, as claimed by Sky Sports.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has reportedly attacked Oblak to improve his Manchester United rankings
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer would like to add to the big names that the club already has among the clubs when the market opens.
The same report says Oblak is on a shortlist curated by United – although any blow would be a surprise if both David de Gea and Dean Henderson are already competing for the first-choice jersey.
Despite this, recruiters at Old Trafford are believed to have “ stepped up ” Oblak’s analysis.