Jan Oblak has shown an intent to seal a transfer away from Wanda Metropolitano in the New Year, after a breakdown in contract negotiations.
Atletico Madrid goalkeeper has been the side’s first choice goalie since 2014 and has established himself firmly as one of the best safe hands, winning three top honours and appearing in a UEFA Champions League final with the side.
The 25-year-old safe hand is contracted to the La Liga club until the summer of 2021, but after a summer transfer window which saw Kepa and Alisson transfer to the English Premier League for world transfer record fees, the Slovenia international had been hopeful of elongating his present deal to fall in line with the high market value for shot stoppers.
However, according to Marca, Atletico Madrid officials have failed to offer him a new contract, and he now desires to leave during the January transfer window.
And most possible destination looks to be Premier League side Manchester United, who had prepared Atletico Madrid’s superstar to replace Spain international goalkeeper David De Gea during the summer transfer window, amid rumour he could depart for La Liga giants Real Madrid.
This latest news about Jan Oblak could spark new interest from Manchester United, particularly considering the fact that Spaniard David De Gea has heavily struggled to reproduce his best shape at the beginning of the 2018-19 season.
Also, the Red Devils are alleged to be preparing a £40 million offer for Napoli defender Faouzi Ghoulam ahead of the winter transfer window which re-opens in the next few months.