Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak is reportedly keen on moving to the Premier League.
That’s wonderful news for the clubs in the market for a new goalkeeper, as well as the money to afford arguably the best keeper in the world.
The 28-year-old joined Atleti in 2014 from Benfica before going on to become one of the world’s very best.
The Slovenian is shy of a landmark 300th appearance under Diego Simeone, with 158 clean sheets to his name, and they are on course to win La Liga if they win their remaining games this season.
According to ESPN, Oblak’s representatives are trying to ‘drum up interest’ among England’s so-called ‘Big Six’. No specific club has been credited with having a concrete interest in the Atleti shot-stopper, but it might be a tough ask for United to pass the chance up.
The future of David de Gea remains unknown and it looks like Dean Henderson will be first choice next season. I’d happily back that too, but keepers like Oblak don’t come around very often. He’s also got a wealth of experience in the Champions League.
Henderson has the age factor on his time, and I’ve been impressed by him this season.
The Englishman could be Manchester United number one for years to come. I really don’t see £80m – or whatever it would take to sign Oblak – being spent on a keeper when other positions need to be addressed.
Elsewhere, looking at the Big Six, I only think Tottenham could do with a new goalkeeper. Allison and Ederson are still very good, and Mendy’s done well since joining Chelsea.