Apparently, Manchester United is continuing its search for a replacement for David de Gea, and they have asked to be kept updated on Jan Oblak’s future plans. Red Devils manager Erik ten Hag has major doubts about David de Gea’s
Ability to adapt to his style of play, and he wants to bring in a goalkeeper who can compete for playing time at Old Trafford. United have been connected to many goalkeepers over the past few years, but it appears that they have forgotten about Oblak, a star for Atletico Madrid.
During his first season at Atletico, the 29-year-old Slovenian international was connected with a surprise part-exchange move to United. However, despite the Red Devils’ renewed interest in Oblak, the negotiations Atletico initiated with super-agent Jorge Mendes, who represents De Gea, ultimately came to naught. This is what the Evening Standard reports, citing a request for updates on Oblak’s position from United.
Thomas 🙌🏼 https://t.co/CCrSush7MP
— David de Gea (@D_DeGea) September 27, 2022
According to the rumor mill, Tottenham is keen on the former Benfica man as they look to find a successor to long-tenured goalkeeper Hugo Lloris. While Oblak just signed a new six-year contract with Atletico this summer, he has been a mainstay in Madrid since 2014.
The rumor is that Oblak’s release clause, which was formerly £107 million, was drastically reduced with his new deal, increasing the hopes of Premier League clubs to recruit him. However, he is likely one of Spain’s highest-paid players, so acquiring him won’t come cheap.
Perhaps United’s opponents and the league were also made aware of Oblak’s comments about the Premier League from earlier this year. What he told GOAL: “There is a lot of uncertainty about the future. There is a legally binding agreement between you and the other party.
“What will happen in the Premier League in the future is a mystery to me. As I’ve stated, I’ve been with Atleti for seven years; that’s a long time in any profession; I’m pleased there, and I’m not sure what the future holds for me.
“If you had asked me seven years ago if I’d still be playing for Atleti, I’d have to say “yes,” but I’m glad to be here now because we’re in the title hunt. That my squad has championship-caliber talent and can contend for trophies.”